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Mega #Forestry day today in #Hexham ... 👍
A thread on #trees, forestry, #jobs, #climatechange, #environment + so much more:
- start with thanks to @EGGER_UK + @John_Forestry for hosting @treechampion + #Defra Forestry Minister @DavidRutley + many more 1/ Image
#Egger provides over 650 jobs in Hexham + is the largest, + probably best, private sector employer in #Northumberland. Staff are understandably v proud of this family owned business. Great for #Forestry Minister @DavidRutley to meet, support and talk to them 2/ Image
David was here to convene a round table to listen + address:
- #Forestry industry opportunities
- challenges
- discuss an action plan for the way ahead
- getting the many arms of #Defra working together to get more trees planted 3/ Image
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Am staying out of the #ToryLeadershipElection, as it is down to members now, but some thoughts on this proposal to merge govt depts:
- I start with a desire for more devolution to local areas, more local accountability / powers
+ have championed #Borderlands + #NorthofTyne
Any Minister will tell you that
- a good relationship with Treasury is key, so integration is attractive ... if you still get joined up govt.
There are good arguments that @DFID_UK + @foreignoffice could, + probably, should merge to create synergy of govt approach 2/
More important than physical co location is the attitude + cooperation of ministers + civil servants. If they work well together, without ego, then stuff happens. So while infrastructure + transport have synergy, but justice was rightly taken out of the home office by Blair 3/
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#NorthOfTyneMayor is a 2nd round run off between @votehoult + @MayorJd4 - If neither of these were your 1st vote, your 2nd vote now added to their count
1st vote preferences =
Lab: 33.9%
Conservative: 24.9%
Ind: 17.2%
Lib Dem: 13.0%
UKIP: 11%
A lot closer than many thought ...1/
Fair to say the independent @McCabe4Mayor did well.
Labour vote a lot lower in #NorthofTyne region than normal,
and pleased to see @Conservatives well ahead in #Northumberland count ..
It’s a big ask to make up 10% on second preferences but this going to be interesting 2/
The #Northumberland figures for #NorthOfTyneMayor election first preferences. Image
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I’m 27. My brother is 16. My dad is 53. We were discussing #northoftyne Mayor & devolution yesterday. The thing that struck me was my bro saying, ‘You’ve been talking about this for weeks but does any of it matter? Nothing will change.’ There’s an overwhelming sadness here.
While there’s an argument that potentially little can change due to the relatively small size of the deal (over 30 years) it worries me more how disfranchised and faithless many young people are when it comes to politics. This includes me and not just my younger teenage brother.
This is why we need a Mayor who will instantly provide strong leadership, with a clear strategy and dogged determination to better the region. With Brexit looming I’m terrified for the future of the NE. We need to emulate what other successful mayors have done in other regions.
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