It's moving in the right direction. It was in decline under the previous administration.
That's what I think regions are about, making central government more accountable and fairer.
If you look at Newcastle or Gateshead, even over twenty years, even with the previous administration, it has moved quite… (read more)
You go down some street - no doubt it's there, and we have to do something about it, and our… (read more)
There is progress taking place, growth is better. We're only talking about two years there.
I have only been seeking to get them to the negotiating table and, thank God, that's where they are.
I was the one that brought it in, but not only for the north-east, for every area so we can… (read more)
Why can't we, with a more intelligent policy, actually have houses that are affordable, built at higher densities than they… (read more)