The Bylines Network Podcast releases today, with our first episode up in the North East, speaking to Jessie Joe Jacobs, Labour’s candidate for Tees Valley Mayor.
Host Ellie Rainsley speaks with Jessie about her work in the charity sector, how the North has been let down by successive governments, and what she plans to do to make the Northern Powerhouse more than just a soundbite.
Their conversation is an exploration of the multi-faceted nature of being northern, breaking down the class and gender divides in the region, and how electing a woman who has experienced these first hand can be the first step in breaking down these barriers.
Thank you so much to Jessie Joe Jacobs for speaking with us, be sure to follow her at @JessieJoeJacobs on Twitter
You can listen to clips below
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