Delivering Jobs and Growth

The South Tees Mayoral Development Corporation will transform the Teesside economy. I am lobbying ministers hard to ensure we receive the funding needed to clear up the former SSI site.

I also regularly visit businesses across Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland to ensure I have the best possible understanding of what employers need to create and sustain more jobs in our area.



Simon is backing local businesses large and small to succeed and bring jobs to our area.  Unemployment is down by almost 50% in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland over the past 7 years but there is much more to do.


Celebrating 20 Years of Caterpillar in East Cleveland

Caterpillar's plant at Skinningrove is one of the great underappreciated success stories of our area. This autumn marks 20 years since it opened, and it has produced 22 million track shoes for heavy machinery in that time, using steel produced right next door by British Steel.