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We are fielding 5 County Council candidates and 3 Town/parish Council candidates in the forthcoming Durham County Council Elections on 4th May covering the major areas of our Constituency.

Please click on name for individual manifestos.

Our Candidates are:-

Colin Race - Woodhouse Close County Council and Town Council

Lee Harris - West Auckland County Council and Henknowle Town Council

John Brigstock - Shildon County Council

Jim Hargrave - Spennymoor County Council

Alan Breeze - Evenwood County Council and Woodhouse Town Council




The Bishop Auckland Parliamentary Constituency is one of the largest in the UK by area and embraces the following towns and villages which are roughly geographically centred on Barnard Castle at the moment but will shift as areas to the West of Barnard castle move to North Durham and Willington and Ferryhill are absorbed.

Bishop Auckland; Spenymoor; Tudhoe; Coundon; Shildon; Hamsterley;Toft Hill; West Auckland; Ramshaw; Evenwood; Butterknowle; Cockfield; Butterknowle; Copley; Ingleton; Gainford; Middleton-in-Teesdale; Barnard Castle; Bowes; Stainton; Staindrop; Witton Park; Woodland; Winston; Etherley; Cotherstone; Lartington; Startforth; Eggleston; Escomb; Toronto; Binchester; St Helen Auckland; South Church

If you feel we have missed your village out then please drop a note to our secretary and we will amend

Note: Boundary changes will take effect for the next General Election in 2020 such that the West of Barnard Castle, Bowes and all the villages up to Middleton in Teesdale and beyond will be lost to Bishop Auckland Constituency but Willington and Ferryhill will become part of the Constituency.