18 Nov 2022

Cost of Living Debate: how bad is it going to get?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt says it’s a plan to escape recession: higher taxes, lower standards of living, cuts to public services.

In our special Cost of Living Debate, the people of Darlington have their say.

We have gathered a wide range of people to talk about how the cost of living is affecting them.

We asked the government and the Conservative Party if a minister or MP would join us but nobody was available. We do have local Tory activists with us who helped turn Darlington from red to blue at the last election. From Labour we are joined by the Shadow Justice Secretary Steve Reed and we also have some experts in the audience to help with the facts.