Prime Minister Visits The North East

12 May 2015, 16:40 | Updated: 12 May 2015, 16:46

David Cameron has told workers at a tea factory in the North East that it is ``almost impossible to get a decent cup of tea in Europe''.

The Prime Minister was on his first engagement outside London since the election.

Mr Cameron shared a cup of tea and chatted with staff at the Tetley factory in Stockton-on-Tees. He toured the factory before addressing assembled staff next to the production line.

He urged staff at the ``fantastically successful business'' to keep exporting their products abroad. ``Because, as we all know, as soon as you cross the Channel, it's almost impossible to get a decent cup of tea,'' he said.

Mr Cameron told workers the Conservatives were focusing on employment, childcare and welfare reform.

He said:
"We need to have full employment and that means another two million jobs in this parliament and that's what I want to achieve.''

Mr Cameron added that it was ``absolutely essential'' that parents received help with childcare. ``One of the first things we're going to do is legislate to help with childcare,'' he said. ``And that will be in the Queen's Speech in a few days time.''

He said his party were going to continue to reform welfare. ``I want a country where work pays and where it pays to work,'' he said.