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#LabourWorks for County Durham
With a population of more than half a million spread across almost 900 square miles of diverse landscapes, County Durham is a special place. We have a unique heritage and massive potential.

In 2009 a unitary authority was established to replace eight previous councils. From the outset, the priority of the new council has been economic growth, jobs and regeneration – while developing stronger, safer and healthier communities across County Durham.

Since 2010, the government has cut County Durham’s funding by £180 million – about 40% of our 2010 budget. These cuts have been targeted unfairly at areas across the north of England – Durham County Council has lost almost 2,500 posts as a result.

Despite the severity of government cuts and a probable further £70million of cuts to come over the next three years as austerity continues, there have been many achievements since Durham became a unitary authority.

#LabourWorks for County Durham

Please add your name to our petition to the Government.

It's time for a fair funding deal for County Durham.

Since 2010, Government cuts have been far greater in the north than the south, year after year. The scale of these cuts threatens services across County Durham. I call on the government to change its policies and provide a fair funding deal for County Durham.

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