Mary has responded to the news that Durham City has been snubbed by the Department for Transport in its bid to become the new home of GB Railways.
Reacting to the news Mary said
It’s very disappointing that Durham City has not made the final shortlist for GB Railways Headquarters.
I pressed the County Council to ensure Durham was considered as this is exactly the kind of the investment and jobs that our local authority should be attracting to our city.
While disappointing, we must ensure Durham is an attractive prospect for major private and public investment in order to bring quality jobs to the city such as the Aykley Heads site- where so much uncertainty remains.
Nevertheless, I want to wish Newcastle the very best of luck and hope this investment will still arrive in the North East.