Simon celebrates good news on jobs

Simon has welcomed the news that unemployment across the UK remains at the lowest rate for over a decade – down nearly 900,000 since 2010 – according to the latest labour market figures, with 59,000 more people back in work in the North East since 2010. 

Simon welcomes PM's speech on Brexit

Simon has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit and says it honours the decision of people living in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland to leave the EU.