Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, was interviewed on BBC Radio Newcastle on their breakfast show this morning. You can listen to the interview in full here.
Richard spoke about his bid for a feasibility study for a new rail line between Consett and Gateshead/Newcastle, which you can read about here. You can also take part in Richard’s transport survey about the rail line and transport in North West Durham here. Richard also spoke about his campaign for a new hospital to replace Shotley Bridge Hospital – read about this here. These campaigns are part of the six election pledges that Richard made to North West Durham, which you can see here. Richard also spoke about the Government’s plan to level up the North East, delivering Brexit and what the people voted for, and Labour’s new leadership under Sir Keir Starmer.
Richard was on the show immediately after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, but was slightly late as the radio station were calling the incorrect number. Richard received an apology for the mix up.
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