Hilton Dawson
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Election 2015 smaller parties: North East Party (NEP)

The 2004 offer of devolution for the north east of England was very poor and "simply not good enough", says a former Labour MP who has founded a new party.

Hilton Dawson of The North East Party (NEP) told Jo Coburn on the Daily Politics that "we are losing out in comparison to the good folk of Scotland".

Mr Dawson said the NEP was committed to the UK, but it should be fair for all regions as he spoke about levels of investment, taxation and opportunities.

This is one of a series of interviews with 22 smaller parties contesting seats at the 2015 general election

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  • 20 Apr 2015
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