Letter of the week: Let's not forget two things about the new Tees Valley mayor's victory

Our reader wants us to remember two things about Ben Houchen's triumph as the new Tees Valley Mayor.
Our reader wants us to remember two things about Ben Houchen's triumph as the new Tees Valley Mayor.

Ben Houchen, the Tory candidate, managed an extraordinary victory on May 4, winning the Tees Valley mayoral election.

But let us not forget two things.

Darlington was included in the authority, which has never happened in an election covering Teesside before.

Also Mr Houchen promised to take Durham Tees Valley airport back into public ownership from the current private owners.

Nigel Boddy,

Fife Road,

Darlington.