Sue Jeffrey

Labour's candidate for Tees Valley Mayor

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Sue Jeffrey launched her Manifesto for the Tees Valley on Monday 3 April, at TTE. The manifesto can be viewed here

Hello and thank you for coming.

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This is a really important day, because today the Tees Valley stands at the start of a new era, an era which I believe will define us for a generation. We are in a unique position. It is us alone, alone along the entire eastern half of this country that have seized the opportunity of devolution and are taking what I believe is a great leap forward.

For too long, London has made decisions for the North, and for too often the north to them was either Manchester or Newcastle.  Now we are stepping out of their shadow. 

Today I want to set out what I would do as mayor to ensure devolution here means a powerful new political voice in the UK, the Tees Valley voice, a voice that will secure for us new opportunities, new prospects and above all else new jobs.

We have some of the highest unemployment in the UK, and pockets of disadvantage that are really deep rooted. For the last decades nothing has really changed that, despite a myriad of schemes, programmes and initiatives.

Why, because London based policy makers have always tried to solve problems at a distance with no real sense of what can and will work here.

 

Sue Jeffrey's speech on the launching of her manifesto

Sue Jeffrey launched her Manifesto for the Tees Valley on Monday 3 April, at TTE. The manifesto can be viewed here.  Hello and thank you for coming. This is a... Read more

Labour mayoral candidate Sue Jeffrey has promised to help sell Camerons to the world after meeting staff at the Hartlepool brewery.sue_at_brewery.png

Sue met with major brewers Camerons to find out more about their operation and discuss how the mayor’s office might be able to work more closely with business after the election in May. 

Camerons, who employ over 500 people and 120 in Hartlepool,  have been operating from their base in Hartlepool since 1852.

 

Sue Jeffrey meets staff at Hartlepool’s Camerons brewery

Labour mayoral candidate Sue Jeffrey has promised to help sell Camerons to the world after meeting staff at the Hartlepool brewery. Sue met with major brewers Camerons to find out... Read more

Sue Jeffrey has said the Tees Valley must be ready to push for even greater devolution after this May’s mayoral elections.

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Sue, Labour’s candidate in the Metro Mayor elections, told a conference of city leaders from across the country they must continue pushing for more powers and funds to be handed over by London.

 

Sue Jeffrey says Tees Valley’s push for devolution just the beginning

Sue Jeffrey has said the Tees Valley must be ready to push for even greater devolution after this May’s mayoral elections. Sue, Labour’s candidate in the Metro Mayor elections, told... Read more

Sue Jeffrey delivered the following speech to Labour colleagues in local government from across the country, speaking at The Local Government Association's annual conference on 18 February.


 "We are looking here at how to get the most out of devolution, but I have worked on the devolution agenda for the last 25 years, 

C49galLWMAEEce1.jpgso asking how we can get the most out of the deal seems like a bit of a daft question.

Devolution has been Labour party policy for as long as I can remember and as a Labour politician giving me devolved powers, however restricted, has to be a good thing.

Right now the Labour party, even out of power in Westminster, has the chance to use the devolution agenda to transform our local economies and secure a better deal for our people.

 

Sue Jeffrey's Speech to Labour colleagues at LGA Conference

Sue Jeffrey delivered the following speech to Labour colleagues in local government from across the country, speaking at The Local Government Association's annual conference on 18 February.  "We are looking... Read more

Teesside.pngJob creation, better wages, and housing and community regeneration will be at the top of Sue Jeffrey’s agenda if she is elected Tees Valley Mayor on 4 May.

Sue Jeffrey sets out her Five Point Plan for the Tees Valley

Job creation, better wages, and housing and community regeneration will be at the top of Sue Jeffrey’s agenda if she is elected Tees Valley Mayor on 4 May. Read more

SueSign.pngTees Valley mayoral candidate Sue Jeffrey today calls on the Government to do more to match the area’s ambitious growth plans.

The Tees Valley has been handed £21.8m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, an amount Sue Jeffrey said is only a small step towards the investment the area needs.

 

 

 

 

Sue Jeffrey calls for Government to match ambition with real investment

Tees Valley mayoral candidate Sue Jeffrey today calls on the Government to do more to match the area’s ambitious growth plans. The Tees Valley has been handed £21.8m from the... Read more

SueSpeech.pngQuite rightly there has been a lot of scepticism about the idea of a Tees Valley Mayor. As Council leaders from the start we made it clear that if we were to go ahead with a mayor we needed a great deal from Government.

Sue Jeffrey's speech on her selection as Labour's candidate for Tees Valley Mayor

Quite rightly there has been a lot of scepticism about the idea of a Tees Valley Mayor. As Council leaders from the start we made it clear that if we... Read more

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