April 28, 2021

Meet our Hartlepool Candidate, Jill Mortimer

Campaign Spotlight: Hartlepool By-Election

On May 6, Hartlepool people will get the chance to secure real change.

For 47 years, Hartlepool has had Labour MPs – it is why the town has been taken for granted and struggled.

Opportunities for progress have been missed and the town has fallen behind.

But it doesn’t have to be like this. Lately, the Tees Valley has seen positive change, not least since Conservative Ben Houchen was elected mayor and the Conservatives got Brexit done.

Together, the Government and Ben are working hard to bring jobs and investment to help Hartlepool get back on track.  

I’ve brought Boris to Hartlepool twice already during this campaign to discuss how I can work with the Government to get things done. And our campaign has made a positive impression with my plan for jobs, investment, apprenticeships and more police.

These are Hartlepool’s priorities - recovering from the pandemic, regenerating our high streets and local communities, unlocking the opportunities of Brexit to help create good quality sustainable jobs, helping businesses deliver more apprenticeships and recruiting more police officers.

In short, building back better.

So, as we recover from the pandemic, people have a clear choice between more of the same with Labour, who have taken Hartlepool for granted for 47 years, or change with my positive plan.

I’ve been out on the doorsteps campaigning. But I can’t do it without your help.

Whether it's delivering and knocking on doors or calling from voters wherever you are in the country, I’m counting on people like you.

So with just a week to go until polling day, will you join my team taking the fight to Labour in Hartlepool?

Volunteer here - https://volunteer.conservatives.com/events/plan-to-help-hartlepool

And if you’ve already supported the campaign, thank you!

Best wishes,
Jill.

Region Labour's Pension Tax (£) Extra Months to Work
England 11,167 44
East Midlands 6,150 50
Greater London 12,871 45
North East 9,758 38
North West 6,835 47
South East 14,270 40
South West 7,407 45
West Midlands 10,729 41
Northern Ireland 13,718 35
Scotland 10,653 41
Wales 11,691 36
United Kingdom 11,253 43

Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:

“Corbyn’s Pension Tax will see ten million savers facing a huge bill forcing them to delay their retirement for almost three and a half years.
“This is just one of the ways a Corbyn government would hammer hardworking people on top of his plans to hike up taxes by £2,400 a year, as well as the cost of his plan for unlimited immigration and the chaos of 2020 being dominated by two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party can get Brexit done with a deal, get parliament working again and turbocharge our economy to unleash Britain’s potential.”

Read more about how this Pension Tax will impact millions of savers (PDF)