Author: Jessie Joe Jacobs

Jessie Joe Jacobs is standing to be Tees Valley Mayor next year and should she win, she will be the UK’s first female metro mayor. She plans to ensure that we have a balanced plan for people and places to thrive, ensuring women are given the priority they deserve. She wants to be a champion for women’s empowerment and women’s well being and she will also lift my voice to challenge violence against women in all its forms.

Remembering Jo Cox: Love not hate wins

Jessie Joe Jacobs

But we all vowed to continue to fight for our values. To never let hate win. To not allow division to be the foundation of our democracy. People campaigned for remain for many different reasons but for me, it was about values. It was a belief in international solidarity. That we genuinely are stronger together.

A way out: international day for the elimination of violence against women

Jessie Joe Jacobs

It is for this reason that we need more women in political positions, more women leading our councils and combined authorities and more women leading our economies. We need a balanced plan for people and places to thrive, ensuring women are given the priority they deserve. We need to champion women’s empowerment and women’s well being and to lift our voices to challenge violence against women in all its forms. I am standing for Tees Valley Mayor next year and this is what I hope to achieve.