Rebecca Ashby for Durham South

Rebecca Ashby is your ‘local village candidate’ for the Durham South Division covering Shincliffe, High Shincliffe, Sherburn House, Houghall and the Univesity Colleges on South Road.

Although one of the smallest Wards it is one of the most beautiful with lovely countryside and villages.

Introducing Rebecca Ashby

I have lived in High Shincliffe for the majority of the last 16 years and grew up in the City Centre before going to University in London to study Economics and Social Policy and working there for 20 years.

I came ‘back home’ so my daughter could have the benefit of growing up in wonderful County Durham and she was so fortunate to go to our village nursery and primary school.

My work experience has been in the commercial and charity retail sectors, most recently as an Area Manager over four counties with ‘Cards for Good Causes’ who raise money for many of our nation’s most cherished charities.  I also helped run a farm in the Deerness Valley and the rural economy, the environment and animal welfare are important to me.

I have always believed in a fairer society where we care for the most vulnerable and support everyone to achieve their full potential and the opportunities available to them.  I believe in building communities and that by working together we can achieve far more than we can alone.

Most importantly, I will consult with you, listen to your views and represent them constructively in County Hall to achieve the best for our villages.

Protecting the Green Belt

I care about many issues but I am 100% committed to protecting the Green Belt surrounding our villages.  I do not believe that there has been sufficient benefit shown from any development which would justify removing the protection from the Green Belt and therefore I will passionately support and represent our communities in maintaing the countryside around us.

Durham South Residents Survey

I wanted to provide everyone with an oppoprtunity to say what was important to you about our villages.  I promoted a survey via my social media.

Please find a copy of the responses I have received in a document which you can download and read by ckicking on the image opposite. 

If elected I will continue to undertake regular consultation and surveys so there is a continual flow of information and views.  You can also email now with any comments at