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Labour candidate for Tees Valley Mayor launches campaign

Jessie Joe Jacobs, Labour's candidate for Tees Valley Mayor. Credit: Labour

The Labour candidate to be the next Tees Valley Mayor launched her campaign this morning.

Jessie Joe Jacobs chose Hartlepool College to announce her plans - if elected - to boost jobs with regional vocation centres, fund new technology and combat social isolation.

She's standing against the current Conservative Mayor Ben Houchen.

The vote is in May.