David Cameron confuses Tyne and Tees in interview

David Cameron on the River Tyne in 2006. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

David Cameron appeared to get his regions confused today when he repeatedly referred to examples of economic prowess on Tyneside - despite speaking to BBC Tees.

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Eventually presenter Lisa McCormick cut in: "You keep mentioning the River Tyne. That's not our region Prime Minister. I'm sorry, we are the River Tees."

Mr Cameron replied "I'm sorry, I thought I was doing...." before talking about £90 million of government investment in the Tees Valley - an amount brushed off by the presenter as a "drop in the ocean".