North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll will host Mayor’s Question Time on 7 July.

The online event will focus how we can create high skilled jobs on good wages and more career opportunities across the region.

Jamie said: “Our natural environment gives us huge potential for good green jobs. Our prosperity will come from developing our green workforce and providing fair employment in roles that will help reduce the impacts of climate change regionally and globally. I want to hear what you think about what we are doing and I want to hear your ideas on how we can create good green jobs across the North of Tyne. Everyone is welcome.”

  • Mayor’s Question Time will take place on Zoom and be live streamed on Facebook
  • Registration is available on Eventbrite
  • Questions for the Mayor can be submitted in advance
  • Carl Kennedy will put your questions to the Mayor at 6.30pm on 7 July 2021.

This digital edition of Mayor’s Question Time is the fourth 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 started on 24 February and ended on 24 March 2021. The recommendations from the Assembly will be taken to the North of Tyne Mayor and Cabinet to consider. The report from the Assembly will be launched in early summer.

Video recording of Carl Kennedy putting your questions to the Mayor at Mayor’s Question Time.