North East Devolution and Levelling Up

Comment of the Day

There has been talk for months of much-coveted transport powers coming our region’s way if a deal can be struck to create a new mayoral role that would reunite seven councils on both sides of the Tyne, potentially allowing for a massive overhaul of bus and rail services.

Getting those powers and harnessing a positive message on the region’s future could make that climb up the mountain [Labour’s North East electoral mountain] a bit less steep.

Daniel Holland, Local Democracy Reporter. Northern Agenda