The Rt Hon Michael Gove was appointed Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 15 September 2021. On his first visit as minister for levelling up, he came to Teesside and visited the Teesworks site with Jacob to hear more about the plans to redevelop the site.
Jacob talks about the visit on his social media page;
"Teesside is the perfect example of Levelling Up coming together - bringing the private sector, local and national government alongside training and skills."
"At the former steelworks, we lost 3500 jobs six years ago with the collapse of SSI. Now the site is the heart of the UKs largest Freeport and a plan to create 18,000 jobs over the next five years."
"This is levelling up in action - this will be the transformation of Teesside."