'My plan for jobs, apprenticeships and investment will help Hartlepool recover' says Tory by-election candidate
Conservative by-election candidate Jill Mortimer has met with party co-chairman Amanda Milling in Hartlepool to discuss her bid to become the town’s MP.
The North Yorkshire farmer and district councillor was last weekend confirmed as the party’s choice to contest the Parliamentary seat following the sudden resignation of Labour’s Mike Hill earlier this month.
She said after her meeting in Hartlepool with Ms Milling on March 29: "I was delighted to welcome Amanda Milling to Hartlepool to discuss my campaign to become the first Conservative MP to represent Hartlepool for 57 years.
"I know it will be a very tough fight, but my plan for jobs, apprenticeships and investment will help Hartlepool recover after the pandemic and get back better and stronger.
"The Government has already made great progress with investments into the town and I will be an MP who can deliver even more to improve the lives of everyone living and working here.
"The people of Hartlepool have a big choice on May 6.
"They can vote for me to get a hard-working, determined MP who can work with the Government to get things done or they can vote for another Labour MP and more of the same."
She is seeking to become the town’s first Conservative MP since Commander John Kerans stood down from the former Hartlepools seat ahead of the 1964 General Election.
Mr Hill, who succeeded Iain Wright as Labour MP in 2017, triumphed at the last General Election in 2019 with a reduced 3,595 majority.