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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!).

OUR PLAN FOR EUROPE

  • 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

  • 24th Sept
    Article: Sep 24, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    Did you know that a Chameleon takes quite awhile to hatch, but they don't actually live very long? Mike Hill recently compared our new Brexit Party run Council to the lizard, and while the new Brexit Councillors have taken their time to evolve into Farage's latest news item, our MP will hope their time in power will also be very short lived. And why's he getting involved in this? Well, because he's worried about losing his seat to them at the next General Election.

  • Sept 21
    Article: Sep 21, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    What's your favourite dessert? I love bread and butter pudding. My wife on the other hand loves meringue and so it just has to be an Eton Mess. Which is quite apt at the moment with former Etonian Boris Johnson making a complete mess of things, and even withdrawing the whip from loyal, long-serving Tories like Ken Clarke and Churchill's grandson, Sir Nicolas Soames.

  • 17th Sept
    Article: Sep 17, 2019
    By Andy Hagon

    Andy said, 'Even if just a couple of these things happen, such as medicine shortages or price rises (which will hit those on low incomes the most), it really is going to affect people.'

  • 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.'

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