North of Tyne Economy Hustings

Join us at our Hustings ahead of the North of Tyne mayoral elections on 18 April in Newcastle.

Event starts at 12pm to 2pm on 18 April 2019 at Darwin Suite, Newcastle Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

North of Tyne will be electing a new metro mayor on 2 May 2019.

This new mayor will have an important opportunity to set out and implement a strategic vision for the economy of the metro area, supporting people, firms and institutions to build a more prosperous North of Tyne.

As the campaign for the election gains momentum and voters become more aware of the new position and its powers, Centre for Cities and the North East England Chamber of Commerce are organising a hustings for candidates to set out their plans to drive growth in the city region.

Covering questions relating to the economy, the event will offer guests the chance to quiz their candidates on their plans around three main topics:

  • Jobs and skills
  • Housing and transport
  • Business and enterprise

Confirmed candidates are:

  • John Appleby, Liberal Democrats
  • Jamie Driscoll, Labour
  • Charlie Hoult, Conservatives
  • Hugh Jackson, UKIP
  • John McCabe, Independent

The invite is open to the press and public. You can submit your questions for the candidates when you sign up to the event.

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This event is being held in collaboration with the North East England Chamber of Commerce

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