Ben Houchen
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen

Ben Houchen was the Conservative Group Leader for Stockton Borough Council where he represented the Yarm Ward since he was elected in 2011.

Ben is a solicitor by profession, and is the former CEO of BLK, a sport clothing company based in Stockton. He has also worked for two Teesside law firms, in commercial litigation and employment law, since graduating in law at Northumbria University.

He grew up in Ingelby Barwick and attended Conyers School, Yarm.