Northern Independence Party campaigning for green industrial rebirth for Hartlepool and North East

A political party fielding a candidate in the Hartlepool Parliamentary by-election for are proposing a green industrial rebirth as part of their campaign.

By Mark Payne
Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 5:07 pm
Northern Independence Party candidate Thelma Walker.
Northern Independence Party candidate Thelma Walker.

The Northern Independence Party (NIP) are focusing on supporting environmentally friendly industries they say is needed to tackle the threat of climate change and address growing economic inequality and social injustice in Hartlepool and beyond.

Their proposals form a key part of their campaign in the upcoming Hartlepool parliamentary by-election to be held on Thursday, May 6.

Thelma Doris Walker is the Northern Independence Party’s candidate for the role caused by the resignation in March of Labour MP Mike Hill.

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Philip Proudfoot, co-founder of the NIP, said: “High-paying green jobs are a priority.

"Unlike the Westminster parties, we won’t abandon our communities by throwing workers of our high-carbon industries on the scrap heap, but will engage with works and unions to localise transition plans and renew our industry to fit the modern age.

“We believe it is the Government’s duty to provide ongoing job training, and to invest in our communities, so no one is left behind.

"Thelma Walker has our endorsement in Hartlepool because she shares this vision and will fight to deliver it for the people of Hartlepool.”

It will be the fourth time Hartlepool residents have chosen an MP time since 2015.

Mr Hill served the town for more than three years after winning the seat at both the 2017 and 2019 General Elections and had a 3,595 majority.

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