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Ben Houchen- Tees Valley Mayor

On the 4th of May 2017, residents of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough,  Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees elected Ben Houchen as the first Tees Valley Mayor.

 

The result of the 2017 election for the Tees Valley Mayor

Name Description First Preference Votes Second Preference Votes Total
Foote-Wood, Chris Liberal Democrat 12,550
Houchen, Ben Conservative Party Candidate 40,278 8,300 48,578 ELECTED
Jeffrey, Susan Jennifer, commonly known as Sue Jeffrey Labour and Co-operative Party 39,797 6,603 46,400
Tennant, John David Edward UK Independence Party (UKIP) 9,475

Full results are available within the results certificates.

 

Ben will work alongside the five Tees Valley Councils to improve the economy of the area, bring in new investment and create jobs.

He will have responsibilities and influence over:

Transport

Transport

  • Improve our train services by having more, faster and better trains and stations
  • Support better bus services
  • Invest in road and rail infrastructure

Home & Communities

Home & Communities

  • Invest in good quality homes.
  • Help create successful, vibrant communities

Culture & Tourism

Culture & Tourism

  • Promote Tees Valley as a great place to Live, Work & Visit
  • Invest in our cultural institutions and events

Skills & Education

Skills & Education

  • Encourage more apprenticeships
  • Improve education for young people and adults
  • Help people to secure good quality jobs

Business Growth & Investment

Business Growth & Investment

  • Support businesses to help them grow
  • Bring new companies into the area
  • Revitalise our town centres and industrial areas
  • Encourage innovation, carbon reduction and new energy

Devolution

Devolution

  • Secure a better deal from central government
  • Ensure a strong voice for the Tees Valley
  • Make more decisions about our area here, not in London

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