My Plan

  • More GP appointments and investment into our Hospital.



    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.

  • Better schools with the facilities and support they need.


    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.

  • A Northern Bypass to Link the A1 at J59 to the A66.

    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.

  • Delivering new homes, in the right places.

    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.

  • More local jobs and action on our town centre.

    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.

  • More Police with extra resources to crack down on crime.



    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.

  • Backing Ben's Plan for the airport

    This essential piece of transport infrastructure at the gateway to the Tees Valley is critical to our future economic prosperity. That's why I'm backing Ben Houchen's plan.