LETTER: Lots of things for Hartlepool MP to get to grips with

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright.
Hartlepool MP Iain Wright.

IAIN Wright, Hartlepool MP, was canvassing with others on the Headland on March 9.

They were looking at a list of people who voted, and who voted Labour.

He did not come to my house – shame.

So I went out to ask him a question.

Had he managed to keep the University Hospital of Hartlepool open?

I did not get an answer. I did not expect one.

But I did get a smile (or was it a grin or a smirk?)

Well, it was one of those.

I set about trying to remember what Labour has done for Hartlepool over the last 40 years.

I really did try hard to come up with a list of jobs created, council homes built, factories brought here with employment, infra-structure, new roads.

All I could come up with was the following:

Two mountains of waste at Seaton Carew and Brenda Road, which still stink and cause a mess.

One no-good building.

Strategic Regeneration Budget (SRB) funding which, in my opinion, was wasted on projects across Hartlepool, which you would not know had happened now as they fall apart with neglect.

A beach at Seaton and another at North Sands which are in a state never seen in Hartlepool.

Dog bags full and thrown on the beach, causing two problems instead of one.

A North Shore beach torn apart by motorbikes and four-wheel drive off-road vehicles tearing gaps in the sand dunes.

Asbestos and concrete now falling onto the beach from the old factory.

The whole of the beaches that were once so appealing to visitors and townspeople alike are a shadow of their former glory.

The only beach that has any appeal is the Blue Lagoon.

Even there the dog waste bin has been removed, so thick-headed dog owners just leave it in a pile where that was, throw it into the grass, or just not bother to pick it up in the first place.

Personally, I would make them pick it up with their bare hands and carry it around in their pockets for a week.

So lots of things for Iain to get to grips with, if he, as I see it, ever decides to start working for Hartlepool people and not just the Labour Party. A big ask.

John Marshall,

St Helen’s Street,