Planet Normal: Freeports, levelling up and holding the Red Wall with Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen

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    Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor lands on Planet Normal this week, as he tells Telegraph columnists Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan why Budget day was momentous for his region and why he’s urging Rishi Sunak to make the entire country a freeport. Plus he reveals how he thinks the Conservative party can hold onto precious Red Wall seats.

    Also on the podcast: our hosts wonder if the pandemic has turned into a “casedemic”, Liam takes issue with the lack of journalism in Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview, and Allison shares positive news about her Covid vaccination.

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