Our Supporters

For more than a century, the Gala was funded by the working miners of the Durham Coalfield. It is their gift to us all.

Today, the Gala is able to continue because of the support of our Marras - people who chip in what they can to ensure The Big Meeting marches on. Join our band of Marras here.


The Gala is also supported by:


Trades unions


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Parliamentary Patrons

The Durham Miners' Gala is supported in Westminster and beyond by our Parliamentary Patrons. They are:


Mary Foy MP

Grahame Morris MP

Ian Mearns MP

Sharon Hodgson MP

Andy McDonald MP

Ian Lavery MP

Angela Rayner MP

Liz Twist MP

Yvette Cooper MP

Kate Osborne MP

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP

Pauline Bryan, Baroness Bryan of Partick

Zarah Sultana MP


Other supporters

Alun Armstrong, actor

Jeremy Corbyn MP

Giles Fraser, journalist 

Steve Gillan, POA

Paul Heaton, musician

Mike Jackson, LGSM

Chris Kitchen, NUM

Owen Jones, author & journalist

Jude Kirton-Darling

Lauren Laverne, broadcaster

Emma Lewell Buck MP

Ken Loach, film director

Kevin Maguire, journalist 

Frances O'Grady, TUC

Grayson Perry, artist

Laura Pidcock

DBC Pierre, author

Dennis Skinner

Mark Steel, comedian

Ricky Tomlinson, actor

Hilary Wainwright, author & journalist

Matt Wrack, FBU