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Austerity is over, candidates for PM tell the North; Johnson and Hunt in last days of campaign.

Byline: SEAN SEDDON sean.seddon@reachplc.com

THE two men fighting to become the next Prime Minister both signalled they plan to end austerity when their campaigns came to the North East yesterday.

Conservative Party leadership candidates Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson appeared at a hustings event in front of Tory members at Darlington Hippodrome.

The pair are trying to win over Conservatives in the last days of the campaign to succeed Theresa May before members start voting.

Appearing in one of the hardest hit regions in the UK, Mr Hunt and Mr Johnson both addressed the crowded auditorium, before being questioned by the moderator, CNN host Hannah Vaughan Jones, and members. And both pledged to bring an end to austerity >>>> Full report: Pages 4&5

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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt at yesterday's Conservative leadership hustings held at Darlington Hippodrome

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 6, 2019
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