Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter (R) with special assistant Luke Butler
Media playback is unsupported on your device

From ordinary beginnings to career success

As unemployed Europeans are urged to move for work, BBC Newcastle has spoken to people from the north-east of England who have left their home towns for extraordinary careers in Britain and abroad.

Despite ordinary beginnings they have gone on to great success.

Luke Butler grew up in Spennymoor, County Durham and crossed the Atlantic for one of the most high profile jobs in American politics.

  • 24 Jan 2014