Newcastle Conservaties were delighted to host a visit from Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy this week.
After being welcomed to the City at Central Station by our Chairman John Dobie and Deputy Chairman John Watts, a short walk took them to a business premises where, after several media interviews, there was a round table discussion with local business leaders hosted by Charlie Hoult and Newcastle Central parliamentary candidate Emily Payne.
Other city visits included meeting staff and students at a university technical college and a high rise construction site.
The visit was the lead front page story in The Journal the following day - continuing on a double page spread that features commitment to ‘level up’ investment to address the North-South divide.
Andrea is quoted saying: “The North East has been one of the areas that we really do want to focus more efforts on and if we are back in Government on Dec13 that is going to be an area, quite clearly, where we want to see that levelling up whereby recognising all the talent that is spread across the country should be matched by the opportunities.”
Newcastle Central candidate Emily Payne said, “I am standing on a pledge of realising Newcastle’s potential, Central needs an MP who will fight for investment in Newcastle and promote Newcastle to trade and industry so we can create more jobs and make Newcastle a centre for opportunity and innovation. It was great to talk to our local business leaders to hear about how best I can support them.”
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