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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

  • March 23 social media
    Article: Mar 22, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    Hartlepool Labour are trying to take credit for the fight to bring back our Health Services. You know the ones - the ones that they allowed to be taken from us in the first place. Mike needs to tell us what he's doing about this, not blaming the Tories..........again.

  • 21 March 2019
    Article: Mar 19, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    It's been interesting over the last few months to watch the Hartlepool Labour Party at war with itself. One section of the Labour Party believes in the vision and leadership of the current Council Leader. Many backed him in the recent leadership 'challenge' to ensure his reign continued, uninterrupted, and so still responsible for millions of pounds of our hard earned cash. (Although the challenge was not called a 'challenge', but rather 'an alternative solution to where we are'). Other Labour Party members, however, clearly don't have faith in his leadership skills.

  • 12 March 2019
    Article: Mar 13, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    The issue of anti Semitism seems to follow the Labour Party around. And the consequences are being felt. A recent YouGov survey said that 34% of voters thought Jeremy Corbyn was anti Semitic, 43% think the Labour Party has a problem with anti Semitism, and that 60% think Corbyn has been incompetent in dealing with the issue. Indeed, when it came to light what Chris Williamson had said about anti Semitism, even some of his own MPs were astounded at how slowly he dealt with the issue.

  • Run out of ideas article
    Article: Mar 4, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    What is the Hartlepool Labour Party doing about the unemployment in the town? Hartlepool remains at the top, nationwide, for the proportion of people claiming jobless benefits according to the latest Department of Work and Pensions data. In Hartlepool there were 4,125 people claiming jobless benefits in December, which accounts for 7.2% of the working age population. What is particularly worrying is while the country, the North East, and even Teesside are doing well, Hartlepool isn't. What happens to our unemployment figures when the economy really turns for the worst?

  • 20th Feb Mail article
    Article: Feb 20, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    The BBC did an analysis recently on where the best places were to live, if you were under 26 - and Hartlepool didn't fare well. Overall we got 4 out of 10, actually a flattering score considering 'mobile phone access' and cheap 'rental accommodation' (both 9 out of 10) pushed our average up. But when you looked at what there was for young people to do here, we scored particularly badly. We got 1 out of 10 for 'Going out' places, 2 out of 10 for sports facilities, and a particularly galling 0 out of 10 for employment (I think we were the only place in the country to get 0).

  • Skint Britain
    Article: Feb 16, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    Why did the Labour Council allow the programme 'Skint Britain' to be filmed in our town? The programme would have struggled to make Hartlepool look any worse. We are supposed to be trying to encourage business and visitors to come here, to invest, to spend - the programme did little to encourage that. In fact, it did the opposite.

  • 14th Feb Mail article
    Article: Feb 14, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    Indira Gandhi's grandfather once told her that there were two types of people in the world: those who do the work and those that take the credit. And he advised her to be in the first group, as there was far less competition. I was reminded of this quote when Labour were claiming all the credit last week, for the imminent return of some of our health services to the town. Evidently, it wasn't North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust who were responsible, nor the many complaints from the people of Hartlepool - no, it was all Labour. For Labour to be trying to claim all the credit is a disgrace.

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