• Spill the tea, Boris! What did the PM have to say on Teeside?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is visiting Teesside as the Conservatives seek to win the support of voters in key marginals.

Mr Johnson has chosen to make one of his first election visits to the area, which will play a key role in deciding the outcome of the General Election on December 12.

He joined workers at the Tetley Tea factory in Eaglescliffe, and of course, made time for a cup of tea.

Our Political Correspondent Martin Stew met the Prime Minister after his tea break, to get down to business.

It comes after the PM launched the Tory election campaign on Wednesday. He again pledged to "Get Brexit Done" despite failing to meet his previous October 31 deadline.

Teesside is home to two key swing seats.

They include Stockton South, which was lost by the Conservatives to Labour at the last election, and Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, where Tory Simon Clarke holds a slim majority of just more than 1,000.

Mr Johnson's visit coincides with the launch today of Manifesto for the North, a coordinated campaign by newspapers across the north of England.

It is calling for every party leader to explain how they will unleash the potential of the North of England and its 15.4m people.

It includes demands for policies over education, the economy, transport, trade and the development of green industries.