Boris Johnson will mark the start of the official EU Referendum campaign by calling on the people of the North East to 'Vote Leave'.
The Mayor of London is speaking at a Brexit rally in Newcastle, which is one of 14 taking place across the UK today.
Hundreds of people have signed up to the event at the Life Conference and Banqueting on Times Square from 11am to 12:30pm. The senior Tory politician is expected to declare:
Mr Johnson's visit to the region will be one of hundreds of events taking place across the UK, which will see leading politicians from all parties involved in the respective 'Vote Leave' and 'Stronger In' campaigns.
Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah will be among those taking part in a 'Britain Stronger In Europe' rally at Northumbria University from 3pm.
The event is aimed at highlighting to young people how they benefit from being in Europe and show the future economic benefits of remaining in the EU.