On Thursday 3 September, Kevan attended the official opening of the new Hitachi Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Newton Aycliffe.

It is predicted that the facility will generate around 730 jobs, and at the opening senior figures from Hitachi emphasised the facility’s importance to the UK and European markets.

Below, Kevan is pictured with Sedgefield MP, Phil Wilson and Durham County Council Leader, Simon Henig.