We are sending our best wishes to our MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, for her new appointment as Secretary of State for Development. After a short spell defending the realm she has now gone on to a post that is intended to help countries that need aid for economic and social development, and to manage crises.
What this means for the development of our local economy, and the renewal of our health and transport infrastructure, is not clear. Hopefully, her political relationship with the PM, which helped him rise to power, and move us out of the EU, will help to take care of us – if the “Northern Powerhouse” reaches this far north. Or perhaps we’ll benefit from the overtures of kindness destined to be broadcast to the Scots [after all, many southerners think that’s where we live already].