Hartlepool local election: Who will get your vote in Manor House?

Candidates for the Manor House ward in Hartlepool local elections, Stephen Akers-Belcher and Pam Gooderham. Not pictured: Tracey Hutchinson.

Candidates for the Manor House ward in Hartlepool local elections, Stephen Akers-Belcher and Pam Gooderham. Not pictured: Tracey Hutchinson.

In the latest in a series of features giving Hartlepool Council election candidates an opportunity to tell voters why they would be the best person to represent the area, today we look at Manor House ward.

Stephen Akers-Belcher (Labour)

As part of the Labour Team I have worked to secure much needed funding to improve our estates.

Millions of pounds have been invested in extra parking, road resurfacing, community projects and environmental improvements.

I want this investment to continue.

I have used Ward Budgets to benefit all areas of Manor House Ward. Including:

* Annual spring clean - bulky waste removal

* Supported local community groups

* School uniform support for families

* Family funday and events

* Removal of grass verges to create additional car parking space

* Signs to target irresponsible dog owners UKIP voted to remove ward budgets which means none of the above could happen.

I will continue to vote to keep ward member budgets and any other investment program that will benefit our communities.

Councillors should be seen all year round and not just at election time, which is why I shall continue to provide:

* Monthly Ward Surgeries

* Weekly Street Surgeries

* Annual Calendar with contact details

* Letters

* Regular Ward Newsletters

* Home Visits

If you want to see more improvements and investment in the area, please use your vote to support me I can be contacted on 07904402864.

Tracey Hutchinson (Local Conservative) (no picture supplied)

The Local Conservatives believe in freezing Council Tax and not claiming expenses as Councillors.

Local Conservatives are the only party to vote against the rise in Council Tax and have a viable alternative.

On May 5th Vote Local Conservative they cost you less FACT.

Pam Gooderham (UKIP)

Born in the town, I’m old enough to remember when Hartlepool won gold in the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition in the early 1970s.

We’re more likely to come last in ‘Britain in Gloom’, now, and I couldn’t bear this lovely town going further to the dogs.

This is why I decided to put my name forward.

We’ve GOT to bring back hospital services. We have to reverse this latest council tax increase.

We have to stop the town becoming an industrial dump and oppose the three largest wind turbines on mainland Britain being built right in the midst of us!

And I’m against the combined authority, as it will be one more layer of bureaucracy we have to fight and we have enough with the Government and the council.

I hope you will help me to achieve this and vote for me on May 5th.