Labour's Nick Brown has spoken out after a bruising defeat for Labour but Conservatives say the North is growing faster than the South
Durham County Council leader Simon Henig called on the newly-installed Government to cut Whitehall rather than cash-strapped
Chairman of the North East Combined Authority said he is "cautious" about devolving NHS budget and called for more debate
Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'
Prime Minister makes pledge as Conservatives pin hopes of election victory on North marginals
Senior Conservative Greg Clark also said a mayor could champion the region as he pledged a new enterprise zone for Northumberland
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was accused of treating the region "like a second class citizen" after plans revealed
The Conservative leader is in the North East on the campaign trail and says a vote for Labour will "cast a shadow over the region once more"
The Green surge means Natalie Bennett's party will now fight all four Northumberland constituencies
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party says 'Northern Powerhouse' is a gimmick but Tories say regional pay claims are 'scaremongering'