Many of you will be completing your postal votes this Easter weekend. As I sent mine off, I wanted to say this: your vote really matters for who runs our councils, and the ambition and priorities they set for our area.
It’s brilliant when local people with huge knowledge and experience from other walks of life put themselves forward as council candidates and want to use their skills to help make our area an even better place to live.
Today postal votes are landing across Teesside. I joined Councillor Steve Turner at Redcar and Cleveland Council to set out local Conservatives’ positive plan to deliver a better future in partnership with Ben Houchen, our fantastic Tees Valley Mayor!
This April we mark the 50th anniversary of the Continuous At Sea Nuclear Deterrent, and it was a privilege to pay tribute to thousands of submariners on behalf of our constituency in Parliament this week.
The Government is in talks with Labour about their proposal for a Customs Union with the EU after we leave. It is still very unclear what will emerge from those talks - there is a reasonable chance nothing will - but I have warned this would be totally unsuitable for our country.
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