Championing better train services

I'm a big supporter of the cross-party campaign to deliver huge investment in rail transport in the north, led by The Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

On the BBC, I spoke about the exciting redevelopment work underway at Middlesbrough Station ahead of the arrival of the direct London services that will be a big boost to the town. I also promoted Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen's major campaign for "Darlington 2025", a complete station refurbishment that would unlock lots more capacity.

Locally, I am fighting for "Nunthorpe Parkway", a new purpose-built station at Nunthorpe with a park & ride, as well as the extension of TransPennine Express Trains into Redcar & Cleveland.

There's lots to push for, and it's high time we in the north received our fair share of investment.

You can read about our joint letter to the Chancellor HERE:…/17603613.mps-ask-chanc…/