Labour’s Roberta Blackman-Woods retained City of Durham after beginning the campaign lauding County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust’s “state of the art £91m hospital”.

The Lib Dem challengers, who lost by 3,000 votes, responded by saying two-thirds of the costs were under a private finance initiative and as such would cost taxpayers more than half a billion by the time it was paid off.

HSJ Post-Election Briefing - Monday 10th May 2010

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