Stockton on Tees

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Stockton on Tees is an industrial town in County Durham, north-east England, located on the River Tees. It achieved renown as being the first terminus of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world's first public railway to employ steam locomotives; and is also famous for its High Street, which, doubling as a market place, is the widest in England. Harold Macmillan was MP for Stockton 1924-29 and 1931–45, and his experiences in the depression-hit town helped to mould his centrist brand of Conservatism. When he was ennobled, he chose to take the title Earl of Stockton..