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TREASURY NORTH: The northern treasury campus is heading to Darlington, something MP Peter Gibson is delighted about

 

Last year, Chancellor Rishi Sunak made a promise, that the treasury was going to change the way it makes decisions.

A key part of this would be moving jobs out of London, allowing Northern voices to be heard. Newcastle, Leeds, Bradford and Darlington were all in the running to be named as the home for a new Northern Treasury Campus, a move that would see almost 800 jobs move to that area. And last week, it was Darlington who came out on top. We caught up with Darlington MP Peter Gibson for his reaction to the news.

Mr Gibson told us that Darlington's connectivity through the airport, mainline railway and accessible motorways, as well as a rich talent pool of people working in the area contributed towards the decision.
As well as providing future opportunities for locals, the northern campus means that Darlington will have a more prominent voice within the political sphere, giving central government more of insight into what matters to the region and it's people.


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