Your 3 local Labour candidates for the Deerness division, in this years County Council elections are Jean Chaplow, Dan Nicholls and Marion Wilson.

Jean Chaplow

Dan Nicholls

Marion Wilson

Jean Chaplow, Dan Nicholls and Marion Wilson

We are honoured to have been selected to be the Labour Party candidates for Deerness.  Dan lives in New Brancepeth, Jean lives in Esh Winning and Marion lives in Bearpark, therefore we cover the whole area and work with many residents, the parish councillors and other community groups.

Over the past four years we have received many requests for financial assistance from community groups and clubs and we are happy to say we have been able to help every one of them.  We have communicated with many of our residents who have needed advice or help and have responded quickly to their requests.

We are active in our communities. Marion is a Governor at Bearpark Primary and Silver Tree Primary, Parish Councillor, a member of Durham AAP, runs a Community Library in Bearpark, volunteers at Bearpark Primary and attends many community group meetings.  Jean for many years was a Governor of several schools, is a Parish Councillor, member of Mid Durham AAP, and attends many Community Groups. Dan, the newest member of our team spent much of the first lockdown helping deliver prescriptions and shopping for those who had to isolate.  He also voluntarily litter picks his village of New Brancepeth and is keen to work closely with the county council and voluntary groups to make our environment ‘clean and green’.  He is excited to bring fresh energy to our team and likes nothing better than meeting with people and finding solutions to problems. 

Our Neighbourhood Budgets have been used to fund a variety of different projects across Deerness.  We have provided dropped kerbs, verge hardening, bus shelters, disabled parking bays, litter and dog poo bins and many other projects in our villages.

We have beautiful countryside around us and want to ensure the Deerness villages are the best places to live in County Durham.  To achieve this aim we know there are many challenges ahead, we want to see regeneration of our villages and High Streets, we want to see improved transport links, appropriate housing schemes and improvements to existing homes and of course we want all our villages to look clean and green.  

By working together we believe we can achieve these aims and therefore ask for your support on 6th May.