Stephen Bates - Selected as Conservative Candidate for Newcastle North

Stephen was born in the North East, attending a comprehensive school in Gateshead before going on to Nottingham University to study History. He then undertook a Masters Degree at Newcastle University before completing a PhD in Economics at the University of London. Stephen has worked in a variety of senior roles in industry and currently heads up an European Insight team for a multi billion pound global food manufacturer. He has undertakertaken professional business training at Harvard Business School and regularly travels with work across Europe.

Stephen is a lifelong Newcastle United supporter, loves rubgy and has never lost his passion for the North East, nor his Geordie accent. Stephen's family and friends live across the North East and he regularly travels up to the Borders to visit his parents. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys sport and is involved with his local Church. He also retains a love of history – and is especially delighted to have a section of Hadrian's wall still standing within his constituency!

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