Stockton-on-Tees includes the towns of Billingham, Ingleby Barwick, Thornaby, Yarm and Stockton itself, as well as many rural villages.
A thriving business centre, it is attracting considerable investment both for the traditional engineering and petrochemicals industries and for newer sectors such as creative, high technology, e-commerce and green energy.
Excellent transport links include Durham Tees Valley Airport and good road and rail networks and the population has grown steadily to 192,000.
The iconic Infinity Bridge is a landmark on the River Tees, now a burgeoning leisure facility thanks to the Tees Barrage, with its state-of-the-art International White Water Course.
Regeneration is transforming Stockton's town centres, which host a prolific events programme such as the renowned Stockton International Riverside Festival.
Visit the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council website at www.stockton.gov.uk