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Shincliffe Village Play Park

by Group Office on 1 October, 2019

Durham South County Councillor David Stoker has been backing the community project to completely renovate Shincliffe Village Play Park. The team, led by Peter Ferries, supported by Stephen and Julie Goodhart, and Paul Baker, has now raised the full amount needed. David said “I have always had faith in the team, but hadn’t predicted they […]

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Treemendous display an Owling success in Pity Me

by Group Office on 28 September, 2019

Last year Council officers told Councillor Mark Wilkes that the huge tree at the end of Abbey Road had rotted inside and had to be cut down. After checking that was the case (just to be sure!) Mark asked for a big stump to be left so the tree could be carved. This year Cllr […]

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Durham Lib Dem’s stunning by-election victory a few months ago is still having repercussions. Lib Dem Garry Huntington campaigned on the state of Shildon and Dene Valley, the appalling condition of many areas and the huge number of empty homes. The County Council has been forced to act and much more is now being done, […]

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Lib Dem vote surges across County Durham

by Group Office on 26 September, 2019

Across County Durham, Liberal Democrats are winning elections with some remarkable swings. In the once Hard-Labour town of Shildon our candidate swept to victory with almost 1257 votes compared to just 682 for the local Labour candidate. In the most recent county-wide election we were just 3000 votes behind Labour out of an electorate of […]

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Our hardened team of volunteers are almost through delivering 20,000 leaflets across four electoral divisions around Durham City. If you haven’t seen it here’s a copy.

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Campaigning in Kelloe

by Group Office on 25 September, 2019

Amanda Hopgood with former City Council leader Sue Pitts on the campaign trail on Saturday in a rather windy Kelloe. Most of the residents we spoke to in Kelloe said they were either voting Lib Dem or thinking about it!

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Labour’s climate change shame

by Group Office on 24 September, 2019

A few months ago Lib Dem councillors tried to make sure that Durham County Council would meet the challenge of Climate Change. Sadly a Labour Party motion changed the deadline for the Council to meet climate change targets to 2050 from the 2030 being introduced across the Country by almost all other councils. Durham Labour […]

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Across County Durham people are joining the Lib Dems because they see us as the only opposition to an out of control local Labour Party. We are the official opposition party on Durham County Council, leading the fight against Labour. Residents are signing up, helping deliver leaflets, and agreeing to stand for election in their […]

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Speed down not up in the Shincliffe’s

by Group Office on 22 September, 2019

Department of Transport statistics show that the most dangerous type of road are rural single lane roads. Councillor David Stoker says, “Durham South has its fair share of roads like this. Sadly there have been 3 fatalities in the last two years, and two of these were on roads with 60 mph speed limits. “It […]

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Bev Coult won the Esh and Witton Gilbert County Council By-election earlier this year with an astonishing 1115 votes or 63% – A 749 vote majority of the Labour candidate! The Tories came in fourth with just 7% – 128 votes.

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