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Willington is a pit town in County Durham, in the foothills of the Pennines and near the River Wear. It is close to Crook and Bishop Auckland. The colliery closed in 1967 and the town has still not fully recovered. The Labour Party is very strong here, and in the 2003 council elections, Labour won 82% of the vote in Willingdon. Willington is part of Wear Valley council, and Durham North West parliamentary constituency.