We all know the crucial importance of the British Steel Special Profiles business to the East Cleveland economy. It’s a great plant staffed by highly skilled and dedicated workers, and works hand-in-glove with the Caterpillar factory next door, which is its primary customer.
We've become so used to really strong jobs data over the last few years that there's a danger of taking it for granted. But this is happening for a reason, because Conservatives are making the right choices supporting businesses and lowering taxes:
Yesterday's meeting of the Treasury Select Committee focused on business rates and provided chance to feed back some experiences of business owners I have spoken to across Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland - you can see how I am able to feedback your thoughts during these meetings in the vid
I was a guest on today's BBC Sunday Politics. I spoke from the heart about how strongly I feel about honouring my promises. I don't think this month's European elections should be taking place, I won't campaign in them, and I won't support a Customs Union with the EU.
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