Freedom Alliance candidate at Hartlepool by-election explains why he opposes 'catastrophic' lockdowns
The Freedom Alliance candidate in the Hartlepool Parliamentary by-election has hit out at the Government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and said a vote for him will give people in the town a voice.
Steve Jack has been confirmed as one of the 16 candidates who will be standing to become Hartlepool MP at the Parliamentary by-election on Thursday, May 6.
Mr Jack, from York, said he vigorously opposed the lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic and said this should be the number one issue at the election.
The 50-year-old said: “I’m not really a politician at all. And I’ve never aspired to political office.
“But I am interested in truth and social justice, and I knew there was something very wrong about our country’s overreaction to this virus, right from the very beginning.
“I feel privileged to be able to campaign for the rights of Hartlepudlians in this election. I will do my utmost to bring freedom back to this proud and spirited part of the country.”
Mr Jack, who was made redundant from his job in the travel trade due to Covid-19 restrictions, claimed the Government “caved into global and media pressure” by going ahead with lockdowns.
He said this had led to “catastrophic losses” for businesses, along with patients missing medical appointments, such as for cancer screenings.
He added: “These are just some of the reasons why I have vigorously opposed the lockdowns – and other curtailments to our freedoms – throughout this crisis.
“This is also why I was delighted to discover the Freedom Alliance: a new political party whose volunteers are as passionate as I am about ending this tyranny.”
Mr Jack, a part-time writer, added it is “impossible” to trust the Government after they spent “billions on a failed track and trace system”.
He said: “I can’t trust the other legacy political parties, either, who have failed dismally to provide any meaningful opposition.
“That’s why I think it’s vital that the Freedom Alliance is fighting this election, to give the people of Hartlepool a voice; and to show them that, contrary to what the mainstream media might try to tell them, there is another way.”
He added he would also be keen to start providing more support to local pubs and bars if he is elected.