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A warm welcome from the Hartlepool Liberal Democrats

Thanks for visiting our website. You'll find information about who we are and what we stand for, you can download our Hartlepool Manifesto, join our campaign to help our Maternity Services as well as read lots of articles on local and national issues that matter to you.

We will stop Brexit!

At Liberal Democrat party conference this month, members passed a Europe motion that commits the party to revoking Article 50 in the event of a Liberal Democrat majority government.

Speaking after the motion, Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson said:

"The Liberal Democrats are crystal clear: if we win the next election, we will stop Brexit by revoking article 50 and remaining in the European Union. People deserve better than Boris Johnson's No Deal Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Brexit. At the next election, voters can instead choose the Liberal Democrats, and our clear and unequivocal policy to Stop Brexit.

Before an election is called, the Lib Dems will continue to work cross-party to prevent a dangerous No Deal Brexit, and support a People's Vote, with the option to remain. We will do all we can to fight for our place in Europe, and to stop Brexit altogether."

We believe that Britain is better off in the EU. That's why we're fighting to stop Brexit. The Conservatives are making a mess of Brexit, and the Labour Leadership continue to support them. Corbyn even wants to try and negotiate his own deal with the EU (even though the EU said it's not going to!).


  • Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit.
  • Protect British jobs and public services by being part of the biggest economic bloc in the world.
  • Protect the rights of EU and UK citizens living abroad - ending the uncertainty for millions of people.

So, if you want to Remain in the EU, then vote for it. Vote for the Liberal Democrat candidate.

Letters published in the Hartlepool Mail

  • What our MP has achieved?
    Article: Jul 17, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    I got my children's school reports the other day and fortunately they were quite good. There seemed to be plenty of effort, and some good achievements too. And it got me thinking about our MP, Mike Hill, and what his MP's report might look like, after 2 years in the job, and what comments residents might write.

  • What does our MP want?
    Article: Jun 21, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    I see that Mike Hill is sending out letters to people justifying his position on Brexit. Evidently, if you voted for him (or Carl Jackson the Conservative candidate) in 2017, then you were also voting no to a No Deal Brexit. Now this has come as a shock to many Hartlepool Leavers who voted Labour thinking leave means leave - no matter what.

  • Article: Jun 8, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    When I express my political views on local social media, a post about the Lib Dems being a Party of liars is never far away. We've made some mistakes in the past granted, and we are paying for them still. But hand on heart, which Parties haven't made good intentioned promises that they then haven't kept? Not one. And that's why there's so much distrust amongst the public - in fact, politicians can't even deliver on the promised Brexit can they.

  • Mail article 5th April
    Article: Apr 5, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    There's a saying that if you always do what you have always done, then you'll always get what you have always got. We are less than a month away from the May local elections and by the time you read this article you'll probably know who the candidates are that are standing in your Ward.

    Now the Council have been trying to persuade people to stand in the elections and a Council Spokesperson said that the town needs ' people who are capable, vibrant, energetic and engaged, with a commitment to local residents and a passion for making change happen.'

  • Mail Article 30th March
    Article: Mar 30, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    I was reading the Hartlepool Post website the other day and something written by a contributor made me chuckle. He compared the 'standard' Hartlepool Councillor to a bear. The bear sleeps and only wakes when it's Summer. Similarly, he says, some Hartlepool Councillors only wake up at election time when there are votes to be had. Are your Councillors like that?

  • March 27th article to Mail
    Article: Mar 27, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    Who do people think is the least trustworthy profession in the UK? Actually, it's not Politicians! (it's Advertising Executives, evidently). But Politicians do come a close second. And so I can understand why people might not want to vote in the coming local elections in May - but I would strongly urge that you do. The only way we can change who controls the Council is by voting for change.

  • March 23 article to Mail
    Article: Mar 23, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    I don't know if you saw in the press recently, a report about the oldest rabbit in the World. He's called Mick, he's the ripe old age of 16 and lives in the United states, and the owner put his longevity down to being positive and adapting well to the aging process.

    Now if Mick had lived in Hartlepool all his life, all he would have known is Labour rule. There's always been a Labour MP, and the Council, apart from a couple of years, has always been Labour controlled. Now I wonder what Mick the rabbit would think about the progress Hartlepool has made over the last 16 years and if he thinks the Hartlepool Labour Party has made it a much better place to live and work. Would he see Labour's achievements as a crunchy carrot, a bit of limp lettuce, or out of date cabbages?

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