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About Craig Martin

County Councillor for North Lodge and Chester-le-Street

Craig Martin is a passionate and hard-working member of the community. He has lived in Chester-le-Street his entire life and went to school at Park View Community School. Craig studied Physics at The University of York and used his degree to become a science teacher. He completed his teacher training at Durham University and has worked at a variety of schools across the North East. Craig now works in finance for a further education provider.

In his spare time Craig runs a scout troop, helping teenagers fulfil their potential and broaden their horizons with a varied programme of extracurricular activities. Craig has also been a trustee of a charity looking after 5,000 young people across the North East.

As a Lib Dem campaigner Craig is focused on making our area’s streets safer and supporting traffic calming measures for those estates that want it. While fighting for Durham County Council to stop hoarding our money in reserves and use it to improve our crumbling roads. Craig is also passionate about rejuvenating our high streets and supporting small businesses. He hopes to do this through the removal of some parking charges and tax relief to get new organisations off the ground and employing staff.