If anybody tells you the Tories are in touch with the people, show them this

Dawn breaks over the blast furnace at the SSI plant in Redcar in 2015. The steelworks closed two years ago [Image: Getty].

So the Tories think they can fool people into believing they’re interested in regenerating the Tees Valley with a project leader based in London?

They are out of touch, out of ideas and should have been pitched out of office in June.

Labour MPs have accused ministers of playing a “sick joke” after it emerged that a government job overseeing regeneration in Tees Valley will be based in London.

Sajid Javid’s Department for Communities and Local Government is advertising for a London-based project lead for Tees Valley’s Mayoral Development Corporation, a role it says “can include occasional trips to Tees Valley”.

The job description says the key focus of the role would be to “set the direction for, and deliver, a new Mayoral Development Corporation covering the former SSI [Redcar steelworks] site”.

The steelworks closed two years ago with the loss of 3,000 jobs in a devastating blow to the region, which has suffered from decades of post-industrial decline.

Source: ‘Sick joke’ to locate Redcar steelworks job in London, says Labour | Business | The Guardian

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