On May 2nd, North East England will vote for a new Mayor.
For the first time, the whole region will go to the polls to elect a new Mayor with the power to transform public transport, build and retrofit our homes, create thousands of good, green jobs, expand adult education, tackle child poverty and so much more.
From today until election day, we’ll be campaigning to elect Jamie Driscoll as Mayor of the North East.
Why back Jamie?
Jamie has a simple belief: Britain should be run in the interests of all of us, not just the wealthy elite.
His promises: If he wins, he’ll secure public transport that is so fast, reliable, and cheap that people will leave their cars behind for good. He’ll make it free for under-18s and lower fares for everyone. He’ll create thousands of well-paid, green jobs, protect the region’s scenic beaches and countryside, and slash bills by insulating our homes on mass. And we know Jamie will deliver on what he says because he’s done it before.
His record: In his four years as North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie declared a climate emergency and delivered hundreds of millions of pounds into the North East to create jobs, build homes, improve adult education, tackle child poverty and much more.
We’re running a people-powered campaign to get Jamie elected and we want you to join us.
Jamie is running as an independent; which means he doesn’t have the resources that the other parties do. With the election on May 2nd, we need to get started.
There are hundreds of thousands of young people in the North East who would vote for Jamie, but our research shows most of our generation don’t know about the election or who Jamie is. That’s where we come in.
Over the next twelve weeks, we’ll be running weekly organising calls for people based in the North East to reach out to friends, family and followers in our lives, and phone banks for people outside the North East to call voters and persuade them to vote for Jamie.
So whether you’ve done something with us before, or you’re taking action with us for the first time, sign up now and get Jamie elected.
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Winning this election is key. Not only can we change the lives of the 2 million people living in the North East, electing Jamie will shake the foundations of our political system; sending a wave of hope crashing across the country, and showing politicians that people are desperate for real solutions to the problems we face – not half measures, u-turns and broken promises. In a general election year, this couldn’t be more important.