During the recent election campaign I spoke to hundreds of residents living near the Cattle Mart in Darlington. Many people told me how fed up they were withthe noise, traffic disruption and smell. Two young men, Kyle Hull and Jack Hunter, lost their lives at this insecure site.
Residents are fed up of promises to move the mart that never materialise.
Together with the relatives of Kyle and Jack, as well as your local Labour councillors, I have organised a meeting to plan our community campaign to finally get the Mart moved out of town.
I have also met with the Mart and officials from Darlington Borough Council. The Council is wholeheartedly behind the move and I believe now is the time to add the community's voice and show our determination to move the site to a more suitable location.