Today, I have signed a letter to the Prime Minister, to campaign for the 2026 European Athletics Championships to be held in the North East.
Hosting this event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our region, its people, history and culture.
These exciting proposals will showcase the North East to a global audience bringing greater investment into our region which will help unlock its potential making the North East an even better place to live and work.
This event is about more than just investment into our region, it offers the North East a chance to bring our communities together and improve the health and well-being of our young people through greater engagements with sport.
I hope the Prime Minster backs our bid to bring this event to our region.