Plans for a new major international airport to be built in the North East have been put forward by a transport expert from Middlesbrough.
The airport would be built north of Peterlee, replacing the region's existing airports, and it is expected that it would be bigger than Manchester Airport.
Transport architect Tim Narey believes that a new airport for the North East should be as big as it can possibly be.
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The constituency of Washington and Sunderland West includes the UK's largest car plant, which was opened by Nissan in 1984.
This seat was formed prior to the 2010 General Election, taking in Sunderland city centre and the Ryhope area to the south.
The constituency of Stockton South includes relatively affluent areas like Yarm and Eaglescliffe.