AS part of the Mail’s 2014 local elections coverage, we will be focusing on all 11 wards in Hartlepool where seats are up for grabs.
The Mail will be profiling the 49 candidates who want your vote and examining the issues that are affecting local residents ahead of the election on Thursday, May 22.
Our coverage continues with the Manor House Ward.
PETER DAVIS (UKIP)
“You won’t need me to tell you of the disastrous mess that the ruling councillors have made over local governance.
“The impending loss of our hospital and the cessation of bus services after 6pm are just two areas that affect the vulnerable and the less well off.
“Of course there has also been the disgrace around Manor Residents’ Association and former Labour councillor Angie Wilcox.
“I can assure you that if you elect me as your councillor I will directly fight your corner over these and any other issues where your interests are not given proper consideration.
“One fact you can be sure of is that UKIP don’t make promises they have no intention of keeping.
“On May 22nd you have the opportunity to make a real difference – please take it.”
MARJORIE JAMES (LABOUR)
“Having an experienced councillor has never been so important for the area.
“I want to continue the good work carried out by the Labour Team in Manor House Ward.
“This year alone we’ve had over £300,000 investment in improving car parking across the ward and a clear targeted approach on tackling dog fouling and anti-social behaviour.
“While I’ve been your councillor I have met with many residents to find solutions to local issues.
“As a member of the Manor House Labour Team I’m working hard to get the extra money needed to continue to respond to residents who want estates that are clean and safe for families and older people to enjoy.
“I’m very proud of the work I’ve done around tackling child and family poverty in the Ward.
“Using our ward budgets we have created a pot of money which has supported over 50 young people to have items of school uniform.”
MANDY LOYNES (CONSERVATIVE)
“Hello my name is Mandy Loynes.
“I was born in Hartlepool and have lived in the Manor House Ward for the last seven years, which I believe is very important so I am aware of the problems that we have such as anti-social behaviour, litter, crime, parking, roads and pavements etc.
“If elected I will address any problems that are brought to my attention.
“The Local Conservative Party have for the last four years voted against any increase in Council Tax and if I am voted in I will also vote against any further increases.
“I am passionate about our ward and town so a vote for me on 22nd May will mean my full commitment.
“Thank you, Mandy.”