Standing up for Teesside in Parliament

Today there was an important debate in Parliament about the future of the Mayoral Development Corporation site in Redcar. I had some spiky exchanges with Labour's Paul Williams and Mike Hill towards the end...

You can WATCH my full speech here. In it, I set out the huge difference the leadership of Ben Houchen, the Tees Valley Mayor, is delivering. I also echoed the warning made by Steve Gibson about talking our area down for political reasons – it’s unhelpful and this needs to be a united and positive exercise if we are to secure jobs, growth and a brighter future!