North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll will host an online Mayor’s Question Time, focusing on the opportunities that a green recovery after coronavirus could bring to the region.

He said: “We face two serious problems: poverty and the climate emergency. The way out of both is to create secure, well-paid jobs in low-carbon industries. That’s what a Green New Deal is, and we need to take everyone with us.

“I want to hear what you think about a just transition. We need to be looking to the future and I want to hear your ideas – everyone is welcome.”

Mayor Jamie Driscoll on a Newcastle City Centre street

Mayor Jamie Driscoll

  • Mayor’s Question Time will take place on Zoom
  • Registration is available on Eventbrite
  • Questions for the Mayor can be submitted in advance through Slido
  • It will be live-streamed on the Mayor’s Facebook page

Carl Kennedy will be putting your questions to the Mayor at 6.30pm on 24 March 2021. This digital edition of Mayor’s Question Time is the third of Mayor Driscoll’s regular sessions answering your questions.

North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll was elected in May 2019 on a manifesto that pledges to focus on community wealth building, addressing the climate emergency, setting up community hubs, building affordable housing, and developing meaningful adult education.

The North of Tyne Combined Authority has an annual budget of £20million to invest in economic development, an Adult Education Budget of £24m and has secured £24 of Government funding to support delivery of Brownfield Housing.

In May 2019 upon his election Mayor Driscoll declared a climate emergency. In February 2020 North of Tyne Cabinet gave approval for a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change. \

The Citizens’ Assembly will be reporting later in the Spring and presenting their recommendations to the North of Tyne Mayor and Cabinet to consider.