You would have to go back more than 20 years to find a time when fewer secretaries of state held northern constituencies.
Posts Tagged: North East
Brexit will provide new opportunities for the north-east to export across the world.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
I concluded that UKIP could not offer the articulate vision of the future that the residents I represent want.
If the parties support campaigners appropriately, then there will be good to be gained from this election.
A winding road through the Cumbria countryside helps to show, with many others like it, that small improvements can help make big things happen.
If the Business Secretary wants to become the man for enterprise, he needs to challenge his own bureaucrats.
Downing Street can win votes in the regions without resorting to Blair’s pork-barrel spending.
Alexander Temerko: Out go Cameron’s clip-voiced Etonians. In comes McLoughlin, Tory working class hero.
The former pit worker is the man to make the Conservatives a true One Nation party.
Guy Opperman and Stuart Andrew: We disagree on Europe. But next weekend, as Conservatives, we will unite to campaign.
It will then be time next weekend to dust ourselves down, and remember what truly unites us all.
Jeremy Middleton, former Parliamentary candidate and Chairman of the National Conservative Convention, will now run as an independent.
Anna Round: If Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse is to work, it needs devolved education and skills – not just infrastructure
Nicky Morgan’s department is the untouched by devolution – yet it can make the biggest difference in creating the Northern Powerhouse,
It may be that the tight timetable of the devo-deals process has left the public feeling shut out of the discussion.
David Skelton and Paul Goldsmith: The North-East needs a directly-elected Mayor – or it will miss out on the Northern Powerhouse
It can no longer afford to be caught between the noise of Scottish nationalism to the North and a resurgent Leeds and Manchester to the South.
Nadhim Zahawi MP: The party best placed to challenge the SNP is the Conservatives. Fiscal autonomy is our best friend.
When Scots start to become impatient with higher taxes or see the fallout from anti-business rhetoric and policy, they will know who to blame.