County CouncilCandidates

Find out more about your local Labour candidates for Durham County Council, standing to represent you in the local elections this May.

This spring you have the chance to elect a County Council that will work hard to tackle the challenges we face, to support the vulnerable and to realise a vision of Durham that works for everyone.

Our candidates across the City of Durham and County are determined to work hard to represent you, to work with our local communities to solve real issues that we face each day. The last 18 months has been hard, and we understand that we face unprecedented challenges as we look to rebuild and return to a more normal way of life. However, those challenges can only be met by working together.

Labour want a Durham where young people have access to a better quality education and training, with a thriving economy built on the creation of more, and better jobs. A labour-led council has already begun to establish the area as an employment hub within the Northeast, with the development of a new, modern business park at Aykley Heads, and the development of the Integra 61 site just off the A1. These new sites, along with further developments across the county, and business support schemes aimed at developing existing businesses and inspiring new entrepreneurs, have helped to build a strong, competitive and lower carbon economy.

We want to support this growth by delivering new high-quality housing that is affordable and meets the needs of our residents, growing our communities sustainably, and by protecting the town and village centres that are the cornerstone of community-spirit. Protecting essential services such as leisure facilities and libraries across the county, as well as creating cleaner and greener spaces to make town and village centres more attractive, vibrant and well-used.

We’ll work hard to continue building a better transport network, one that will give everyone better access to workplaces, services, retail and leisure. Work has already begun on a new bus station with improved facilities and increased space for passengers, as well as new rail links. Our networks aren’t limited to road and rail, as an increasing amount of our lives is spent online our digital networks are more important than ever. Under a Labour-led Durham County Council investment to improve the broadband speeds for residents and businesses across the region means that 96.4% of homes and workplaces have access to reliable, superfast internet connections.

Labour candidates standing in the elections this May want to work with you to achieve great things in your community; please select your ward from the panel above to find out more about your local Labour team and how they want to tackle the issues that matter to you.

The team in Belmont is Christine Fletcher, Pauline Hardman and Chris Ranson.

In Brandon the candidates are Anne Bonner and Paul Taylor.

In Coxhoe your candidates are John Stuart Dunn, Maura McKeon and Maria Plews.

For Deerness the team is Dan Nicholls, Jean Chaplow, and Marion Wilson.

Rebecca Ashby is standing to represent Durham South.

In Elvet & Gilesgate the candidates are Victoria Ashfield and Omide Deinali.

Your local candidates for Framwellgate Moor & Newton Hall are Jeanie Kellett, John Hardman and Ben Graham.

In Nevilles Cross your team is John Turnbull and Brian Freeman.

In Sherburn your Labour team is David Hall and Bill Kellett.