EDUCATION, the economy and the environment are the top three political issues for Durham people, according to a survey.

Members of Durham University Green Party Society (DUGPS) questioned passers-by in Millennium Place, Durham City, over two Saturdays, asking what issues were most important to them.

DUGPS says the three issues which came out top are important to them too.

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Stephen Ashfield, Green Party candidate for the Neville’s Cross ward of Durham County Council, said Mount Oswald golf course, which is the subject of a major residential planning application, is a valued green space and it was vital the city’s green belt land was protected.

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