Saturday, 15 January 2011

Prime Minister visits North East

The Prime Minister David Cameron came to the North East, making our region the first stop of his regional tour.

Mr Cameron said he was here “with one purpose – to do everything I can to help businesses in the North East create the jobs and growth on which the future of our economy depends”.

He visited a number of businesses as well as the Life centre which I have visted myself. The PM also took questions at a PM Direct at Greggs in Newcastle and a QandA with members in Gateshead.

Writing in the Journal the PM said: “Balancing the books is only the first test for growth. The second – and just as important – is whether we get behind British businesses and support the job creation we need.

These jobs won’t come from government. They will come from cutting edge businesses, like the high technology companies I’m meeting here in the North East today.”