In February 2010, some 1,700 steelworkers on Teesside lost their jobs while the Government stood by and let it happen. Corus Steel "mothballed" it's Redcar works.
I decided to revamp "Love & Hope" so that it could be released in support of the workers fighting for their jobs.
Local radio and media picked it up and it became a local hit especially among the families of steelworkers in Redcar and surrounds.
The plant did reopen in 2012 when a Far East company bought it, but in 2015, the works closed for good.
This is my tribute to the fortitude of workers in the North-East and their never-ending fight to stay employed.
Video released : December 7, 2009. © 2009, John D. Lewis/Dawn M. Lewis/Coquet Shack (PRS/BMI/PPL).