David Cameron has faced criticism after his official Twitter account tweeted about the Northern Powerhouse – but left out the North East.
When asked about the tweets North East UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott commented: “I’m not as bothered about the PM forgetting to include the North East in tweets about the Northern Powerhouse, as I am about him forgetting the North East in the so-called ‘powerhouse’ itself.
“We’ve seen plans for improvements to our rail network downgraded and delayed, and the latest proposals for the A1 will dual a pitiful 13 miles of the main highway from England to Edinburgh.
“Until we have the transport links to be an economic powerhouse, we won’t be one – whatever David Cameron wants to call it.
“He’s giving us the crumbs under the table, and perhaps in that tweet the mask has slipped a little.
“The Northern Powerhouse needs new batteries in the North East.”