Tees Valley Mayoral result suggests Tory gains in the general election

I have to say that I was surprised when I heard that Ben Houchen had been elected as the new Mayor of the Tees Valley. Surprised, but very pleased. When you consider that this area covers Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, and Darlington, it points the way to Conservative gains in Darlington and Hartlepool in the general … Continue reading Tees Valley Mayoral result suggests Tory gains in the general election

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Labour Marginals – Darlington

When the Conservative Party does very well, Darlington usually turns blue. The last Conservative to hold the seat was Sir Michael Fallon. He was Darlington's MP from 1983 - 1992. He lost the seat to Alan Milburn, and the current Labour incumbent is Jenny Chapman who has held the seat since 2010. Her majority in … Continue reading Labour Marginals – Darlington