A Critical Week for Teesside

I was on the BBC’s Sunday Politics with Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd yesterday. He refused to commit to supporting Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen’s plan to save our airport. As I set out on the show, voting down the Investment Plan would jeopardise hundreds of millions of Government investment in projects ranging from the regeneration of the steelworks site in Redcar to our town centres.

I have today written to both Mr Budd and the leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council, Sue Jeffrey, to say it is time to show moral leadership and back the Plan.

You can WATCH the full show here