Tuesday 7 June 2016

Durham County Council, 2017

I am standing for Durham County Council here in the Lanchester Ward next May.

The idea has been in my mind for some time, and it has been solidified by the sacking of all 2700 Teaching Assistants in order to reappoint them on a 25 per cent pay cut.

In addition, I intend to identify the top five or so issues in each of Lanchester, Burnhope and Castleside, together with the community's preferred solutions, and to make those the basis of my campaign.

Between 2020 and 2021, it will be perfectly possible, and it is in fact perfectly normal, to serve one year both as a County Councillor and as a Member of Parliament.

In 2021, we shall see where things are.

Do get in touch: davidaslindsay@hotmail.com.


  1. You are simply incorrect that ALL teaching assistants are going to be re-employed facing a 25% pay cut. Only a tiny proportion would fall into this category. How do you explain to the rest of non-teaching staff why TAs get such preferential treatment? Opportunistic politics.

    1. Take it up with Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Rayner.