As Leader of Northumberland County Council I have great ambition for the future of our Great County. Piece by piece over less than two years in control of the County Council we have been putting in the foundations for a prosperous future of our county.
The Building Schools for the Future Programme is Northumberland Conservatives' flagship education policy to ensure young people in our county can access the facilities they need to have the best start in life.
Only a few years ago the Ofsted report on education provided by the former Council administration stated “...efforts are urgently required to tackle underperformance in a relatively large number of schools in the county and to ensure that pupils’ achievement rises to a good standard…”
Connectivity is vital to enabling economic growth, and that is why improving the rail network across the county is a key ambition of Northumberland Conservatives. A number of schemes are already underway to promote the return of railway services to the county by reintroducing abandoned lines and
Northumberland Conservatives are working to make sure that the county's economy has a plan in place to continue to grow, despite competing pressures. Our plan is driven by the ideas of prosperity, growth and opportunity.