North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll will launch a series of big public meetings next month with his first-ever Mayor’s Question Time.

Mayor Driscoll said:  “We’ve got a Mayor who was directly elected by the people so it’s important that the people get to speak with me directly,”  You might have a burning question to ask or you might just be interested in hearing about what’s happening.”

Mayor Driscoll will strike up conversations about his work at the question and answer session at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham from 6.30pm on 10 February. Tickets for the free event are available now at

Questions on the local economy, climate emergency, transport, adult education, communities, and housing can be submitted in advance when you sign-up for a free ticket.

“I speak to loads of people throughout the course of our work but this is an opportunity for any member of the public to speak with me – everyone is welcome,” added Mayor Driscoll.

Poster with image of North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll and words advertising his Question Time

Hexham will host the first of these regular face-to-face events with future Mayor’s Question Times due to be held across the North of Tyne region, which covers Northumberland, Newcastle, and North Tyneside.

Jamie Driscoll is the Elected Mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority which is responsible for spending a £20 million a year investment fund. The Authority is also due to take control of the £23 million a year adult education budget for the region from August. In May Jamie Driscoll was elected 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.