A POLITICAL party has announced its candidate for the general election in Hartlepool.
Hartlepool Liberal Democrats have announced that Hilary Allen will be the party’s candidate bidding to win the town’s parliamentary seat.
We are offering a viable alternative which can prevent these two arrogant parties from ever governing alone again.Hilary Allen, Lib Dem candidate
She has supported the Liberal Democrats since their inception, having previously supported Labour and the SDP.
She says she believes strongly that the two-party political system has harmed the country, and welcomes the emergence of multi-party politics at this election - more people vote against the two main parties these days than vote for either of them.
She says she is standing for Parliament because she has the time and energy to commit to serving the local community and the country.
Hilary, 66, who is a retired mother and grandmother, said: “This country has see-sawed between Labour’s fiscal irresponsibility of borrowing to buy votes, and the Conservatives who are equally irresponsible for their widening of the North/South and rich/poor divide.
“The last five years have shown that having Lib Dems in government has led to greater fairness for the majority of the people in the UK.
“We are offering a viable alternative which can prevent these two arrogant parties from ever governing alone again.”
Hilary, who lives in County Durham, started her career in the WRNS before getting married, and later worked as a senior PA for many years including in engineering, the police, NHS, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.
She will be making fairer taxation, fairer votes, investment in early years education, and jobs and apprenticeships key issues in her campaign.