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The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign. The tax would raise an additional £44 million for Durham and Darlington, with £44 million for the NHS and £23.7 million for social […]

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A Big Thank You from Margaret and Owen

by Owen Temple on 5 May, 2017

To all those of you who put your trust in us both, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Polling stations open tomorrow for Durham County Council electionsat 7.00 a.m. and close at 10.00 p.m. Ordinary (non-postal) voters will be issued with ballot papers as normal and get TWO votes. Obviously Owen Temple and Margaret Nealis hope you will cast one vote for each of us, for a Liberal Democrat clean sweep. You do […]

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Voting on Merit

by Owen Temple on 2 May, 2017

Whilst out and about, and there’s been plenty of that, I met a delightful older man who told me that in General Elections he voted Labour, but for local elections he voted “on merit”. Of course I understood what he meant, but it’s still a bit scary me that people will vote purely on the […]

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Over 30 young people in North West Durham will be affected by the Conservative government’s decision to strip 18-21 year olds of housing benefit, research by the House of Commons library commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has shown. In total 18,000 young people across the country expected to be affected. The Liberal Democrats have committed to reverse […]

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Lib Dems gain 8,000 members in 48 hours!

by Owen Temple on 20 April, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have gained 8,000 new members in the two days since Theresa May called a snap election. The increase in members is the fastest rise of new membership in the party’s history. The party now has over 95,000 members, more than double what it was at the time of the last general election. […]

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Anaerobic Digester update

by Owen Temple on 19 April, 2017

I am aware of the very serious issue with smells from this plant over the past few days. As a resident of Medomsley Road I experienced the smell myself at home, approximately a mile from the site, before walking down to the estates at Villa Real and on to the plant itself to photograph anything […]

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Prime Minister of the U Turn

by Owen Temple on 18 April, 2017

We have a Prime Minister who said she was in favour of Britain remaining in the EU, but couldn’t have moved more quickly or enthusiastically to become PM of Brexit Britain. She swore blind that she would not call a snap General Election, but would soldier on till 2020 in the interests of the stability […]

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Who is standing for election in your patch?

by Owen Temple on 10 April, 2017

I was asked yesterday who was standing in the county council election, and parish elections, in their area, so I thought I’d put up the links where you can find all the names in all the places in the county. Candidates for County Council elections in County Durham 2017. Candidates for Town and Parish Council […]

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The County Council candidates for Consett North

by Owen Temple on 5 April, 2017