North East LEP – Election response statement

Andrew Hodgson, chair North East LEP

Andrew Hodgson, chair of the North East LEP said: “How Britain negotiates its exit from the EU will have a huge impact across the United Kingdom and especially here in the North East.

“We will continue to work with all parties to achieve the best outcome for the region as the Government strives to secure the best deal for the UK.

“We remain committed to delivering the North East’s Strategic Economic Plan, which has already created an extra 58,200 jobs in the local economy, and which will inform our response to future Government policy.

“At this time of change and uncertainty we reaffirm our commitment to working in close partnership with the business community to ensure the North East’s strategic priorities remain high on the national agenda.”