Election reflections – and thanks too!

As the dust settles on last week’s North of Tyne Mayoral election, it’s time to reflect. It’s also a moment to say thank you to the many many people who, unprompted, gave their time to join my campaign for a modern, forward-looking, positive vision for this fantastic...

A new regional media hub

Today I’ve launched my idea to invest in a new media hub for the region. The concept behind the hub, which I’ve dubbed Great North Media, would be to increase news, debate and culture, but also to provide and move beyond pure content to encourage tourism and...

Let’s focus on the plans we need

When I became candidate for North of Tyne Mayor last month, one piece of advice hit home above all. It came from Ben Houchen – the inspiration for my ‘Projects Not Politics’ approach with his brilliant work as Tees Valley Mayor – and that made it all the more...

Hoult welcomes business leaders warning

Conservative candidate Charlie Hoult has welcomed a letter from 30 regional business leaders today, warning voters of the dangers of electing a hard-left Momentum Mayor at next week’s North of Tyne Mayor election. The warning letter, published in the regional press,...

Sport central to winning future North of Tyne

Today in Newcastle’s Walkergate, I visited the wonderful Newcastle East End FC, to mark the launch of my new vision for sport for the North of Tyne region. My vision celebrates the power of sport in boosting regional pride and underpins a strategy for economic...