Stephen Bates, Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Newcastle North, was delighted to meet with prominent North East businessman and philanthropist Jeremy Middleton CBE in Newcastle this week. Stephen Bates was hearing about progress at the Studio West school in West Denton within his Newcastle North constituency, where Mr Middleton is a business governor. Stephen Bates said "Studio West is already making a big difference in the lives of its students and it was great to see it receive such a star-studded official opening a couple of weeks back. It is good to see businesses across the North East helping to better equip our young people for their futures. I was also delighted to hear about the excellent progress being made by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, where Mr. Middleton is also a Board member. I have repeatedly said that I want the people of Newcastle North and their families to be able to 'work all they can, save all they can and give all they can'. I am really encouraged that this is exactly I have been hearing about today"