"This county needs a Labour government": Durham Miners' Association statement

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The Durham Miners' Association are disappointed and dismayed by recent comments made by several Labour prospective parliamentary candidates, including the candidate for Sedgefield, which have now reached the local and national press.

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Jeremy Corbyn to speak at the Durham Miners' Gala

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We are proud to announce that Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party will address this year's Durham Miners' Gala on Saturday, 8th July. 

Jeremy has spoken at the Gala on numerous occasions over the years as a backbench MP, a Labour leadership candidate and as Labour Leader. This summer we hope he will address the Gala as Labour Prime Minister. 

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Ken Loach to speak at the Durham Miners' Gala

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We are delighted to announce that the acclaimed film director and activist Ken Loach will speak at this year's Durham Miners' Gala on Saturday, 8th July.

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Jeremy Corbyn's speech at the Durham Miners' Gala shows why he should be our next Prime Minister

 

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"We all must play our part in bringing Tory rule to an end" Durham Miners' Association statement on the General Election

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Photo: Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressing the 132nd Durham Miners' Gala, July 2016.

On 8th June we have an opportunity to vote this appalling Tory government out of office.

This is a government that has caused untold damage to this country. Their austerity programme has not only failed in its own terms, but has created a crisis in our NHS, in social care and in education. Poverty pay and benefit sanctions have led to the disgraceful rise of food banks and clothing banks. Through their deliberate destruction of our social security system, the Tories have persecuted the sick and disabled.

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Durham Miners support the "Lions of Durham"

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Pictured: DMA executive committee members join the march in solidarity with Durham TAs.

On Saturday 25th March, members of the Durham Miners' Association executive committee were very proud to join the County Durham Teaching Assistants on their solidarity march and to host their rally at the Miners' Hall.

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Durham Miners join demonstration to demand inquiry into Orgreave

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Pictured left to right: Barry Chambers, Lawrence Claughan, Alan Cummings, George Robson 

Yesterday, members of the Durham Miners' Association executive committee joined ex-miners from across the UK, senior Labour MPs and trade unionists on a lively demonstration to demand an inquiry into the events at Orgreave in 1984.

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Top Musicians to Perform at Marras Festival at the Gala

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The Durham Miners' Association are very pleased to announce that this year's Gala will feature a weekend music festival with some fantastic bands and artists. 

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Farewell to John Cummings

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Durham miners paid tribute to John Cummings MP who died yesterday after a long fight against cancer.

John represented Easington from 1987 until 2010.

He was elected with one of the highest majorities of 24,639 and went on to serve the constituency through some of its most turbulent times.

John was an NUM-sponsored MP and was well known for always being available to help union members and the people of Easington.

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Dave Hopper Will Be Universally Missed

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This year, the sudden and untimely death of Dave Hopper, our general secretary for 31 years, was a huge and tragic shock. 

His contribution to the welfare and wellbeing of the Durham miners was enormous and he will be universally missed. The 800 mourners at his funeral are manifest testimony to how he was respected and revered throughout Durham and the wider trade union and labour movement. 

Whatever the difficulties may be, we can assure you that we will continue his work defending our members. 

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