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Thread on my long #Hexham constituency battle with the @nationaltrust to support local tourism / heritage / jobs

This has now gone national given #NationalTrust loss of their core purpose, closures, job cuts, approach to finances + treatment of local representatives 1/ ImageImageImageImage
Over 4 years ago the #NationalTrust failed to support, and then closed - without any consultation - #GeorgeStephenson’s birthplace, in Wylam, in my constituency, in #Northumberland.

Stephenson is one our greatest pioneers 2/…
The Trust are choosing the wrong path to go down, and as an organisation they need:

- a review of their core purpose and objectives, similar to the recent Glover review into National Parks

- advice on utilisation of their vast reserves, not job cuts and further closures 3/
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