Responding to the announcement that Sue Jeffrey, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Council, has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the Tees Valley mayoral election in May, Redcar MP Anna Turley said:
“Sue is an excellent candidate for Tees Valley Mayor with a proven track record of fighting for Teesside. She understands the challenges we face and will continue to work hard alongside our local authorities, businesses, industry, and others to grow the local economy.
“This is an important opportunity for our area to take powers from London and start to do more for ourselves, and for Teesside to be at the top table with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester.
“If Sue wins the election in May I know she will be a hardworking and inclusive mayor and a strong voice for our area.”