On Thursday, Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer visited Darlington as a part of his tour across the country.
He started the day at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College during the absolute fiasco of A-Level Results Day. Students and teachers alike are furious with how the government have handled the grading method which has left many students without a university place, despite earning the necessary grades throughout their time at college. This needs fixing immediately, you can sign our petition for Darlington Borough Council to lobby the government to rectify this disaster here.
After his morning at QE, Keir visited Red Hall Primary School along with our PCC and Tees Valley Mayor Candidates, Joy Allen and Jessie Joe Jacobs, to see the work of The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) in action. TBBT is a food charity scheme helping people and families in need of groceries at a fraction of the price.
After a walk about the town centre meeting and listening to Darlington residents, Keir spoke to news outlets and enjoyed lunch at the Hole in the Wall on the Market Square.
Recognising the importance of proving to residents that Labour are listening, Keir intends to return to Darlington soon to speak to even more local people about what matters to them.