Our young people deserve the best start. So I will make sure our schools get the facilities they need, like new sports pitches and better classrooms. And I’ll push for T Levels at Darlington College to boost earning and learning apprenticeships.
My mum was a nurse at Darlington Memorial Hospital, so I know how important local health care is. I will invest in services like our A&E. And better access to GP’s, so you can get and appointment when you need it most.
A new northern bypass will help cut congestion. That’s why I am campaigning for a link road between the A66 and the Coatham Interchange at junction 59 of the A1. A new road will put an end to the gridlock in residential areas.
New homes need to be in the right places, with the schools, roads and health services we need. That means working with residents to look again at plans for Garden Villages in Faverdale and Skerningham. So new developments work for us.
Our balanced approach to the economy means we can invest in Darlington. Together we’ve saved our airport. Now I will back businesses to expand and create more local jobs. And I will make sure our town benefits, ending crippling car park charges and restoring the market to Market Square.
20,000 new officers are being recruited, so I will make the case for extra resources in Darlington. Together with the community, we’ll set up neighbourhood watch schemes with police support to catch criminals and keep our streets safe.