Welcome to my new page


And thank you for visiting my new page on the BBC News website. It is here that you will find my reports on how the latest political developments affect our region of five and a half million people.

It is a diverse region with a wide range of local communities. And that is what makes its politics so dynamic. This page will feature my analysis and some of my TV and radio reports.

I hope you will want to share my passion for the political scene here. And of course I look forward to hearing what you make of it all.