The People’s Manifesto

My vision is to transform the Tees Valley together with others who want to see this area transformed.

Let’s get behind local projects and local business, prepare us for the future, put technology and green industry at the heart of an industrial strategy, create more and better jobs, address the deep inequalities in terms of gender, geography and class and give young people a hope and a future.

In standing to be Mayor of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, I’m focused on increasing democracy across our region. When I say democracy, I don’t just mean voting. For me, democracy means involving people in the process of shaping policies about things that matter to them. My intention, therefore, is to present a broad policy direction with lots of room for individuals, community groups, businesses and others to add greater detail.

This is all about you. I want to be your mayor. Not big businesses. Not politician’s. But instead, the people’s mayor.

As your Mayor, these will be my priorities:

  1. Thriving Communities

  2. An Economy Working For Everyone

  3. A Climate Radical Region

  4. Breaking New Ground For Women

  5. Investing In Our Future