City of Durham candidates for the General Election 2024

A general view of Durham City
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The City of Durham was first given the right to elect a Member of Parliament in the 17th century, and has been represented by the Labour Party since 1935.

Current MP Mary Kelly Foy, a former Gateshead councillor, was first elected in 2019, with a majority of just over 5,000. She is seen to be on the left of the Labour Party.

Her opponents include Luke Allan Holmes, a Conservative councillor in Spennymoor, and Mark Wilkes, a Lib Dem councillor who represents the Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward in Durham. The re-drawing of parliamentary boundaries has seen the seat lose the village of Coxhoe but gain Esh and Willington.

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Here are the City of Durham candidates for the General Election in 2024:

Mark Belch - Reform

Jonathan Elmer - Green

Mary Kelly Foy - Labour

Luke Allan Holmes - Conservative

Sarah Welbourne - Social Democratic Party

Mark Wilkes - Lib Dem