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City Deal Signed! James Welcomes Millions Secured For Teesside

When James was first elected he fought a tough campaign to secure a Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) here on Teesside. The LEP is a body which supports economic growth and local businesses. Initially the old Tyneside based Regional Development Agency was to be replaced with a single LEP for the North East.

Written by James Wharton on July 28, 2014
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About James


James Wharton is your local MP here in Stockton South.

Before the election James was a solicitor, working in Stockton and Darlington and practicing Company law. He lives in Eaglescliffe and went to school in Yarm, giving him strong local roots and a better understanding of the issues concerning residents across the area.

After leaving school he read law at Durham University and on graduating went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York before training to be a solicitor with a regional firm, working in Newcastle, Durham and Darlington.

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