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2021 Hartlepool by-election https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Hartlepool_by-election

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The 2021 Hartlepool by-election is a by-election to be held in the UK parliamentary constituency of Hartlepool following the resignation of the sitting Member of Parliament (MP), Mike Hill.[1] It will be held on 6 May 2021 alongside elections to the Borough Council, Tees Valley Mayor, and Cleveland Police and Crimes Commissioner.[2] The seat is considered to be in the red wall, a set of constituencies that historically supported the Labour Party but where the party is being challenged by increasing Conservative support.[3]

This will be the first by-election to the 58th parliament, which was elected in 2019.[4] The 21-month gap between the last by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire in August 2019 and the polling day of the by-election in Hartlepool will be the longest since World War II.[5]



Hartlepool, named after the town of the same name, has been held by the Labour Party since 1964. The seat includes the town of Hartlepool itself and the nearby villages of Hart, Elwick, Greatham, Newton Bewley and Dalton Piercy.

In the 2016 European Union membership referendum, the Hartlepool Council area, which covers the same area as the constituency, voted 69.6% to 30.4% to leave the European Union (EU).[6]


Former MPs have included Royal Navy officer John Kerans and former cabinet minister Peter Mandelson.[7]

The 2004 by-election saw a huge swing to the Liberal Democrats, while the UK Independence Party came in a close second place at the 2015 general election.

Hill is due to face an employment tribunal later in the year following allegations of sexual harassment and victimisation.[4] Hill was suspended from the Labour Party in September 2019 over allegations of sexual harassment but reinstated in October 2019.[8] In January 2020 Hill's request for anonymity was turned down in an upcoming employment tribunal related to the accusations. The alleged victim stated that she had also made a report to the Metropolitan Police at the time of the original accusations.[9] On 16 March 2021, Hill announced his resignation with immediate effect.[4]

Candidates and timetable

The following candidates have been reported as intending to stand. The full list of candidates will be published on 8 April 2021.

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NHS doctor and former MP Paul Williams was selected on 18 March as the Labour candidate.[10] Williams represented the nearby constituency of Stockton South but lost his seat at the 2019 election.[11] He had been standing for the position of Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, to be elected in May 2021, but withdrew from that contest in order to stand in Hartlepool.[12] Labour was criticised for the conduct of its selection process, which gave candidates one day to submit application papers. An unnamed Labour MP accused Labour's leadership of a "stitch-up", and alleged that the speed of Labour's selection had disadvantaged local party members.[13] Labour leader Keir Starmer said that the local party had written to Labour headquarters to identify Williams as their preferred choice.[14] While Williams was a vocal advocate of a second referendum on EU membership, the constituency of Hartlepool supported Brexit by almost 70%, leading to criticism after he deleted his pro-EU tweets before his candidacy.[15]

On 17 March, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) announced their intention to stand a candidate.[16] The same day, the Northern Independence Party announced their intention to contest the by-election.[17] Later in March they selected as their candidate former Labour MP Thelma Walker, who represented the West Yorkshire constituency of Colne Valley but lost her seat at the 2019 election.[18]

On 17 March, Reform UK Leader Richard Tice, who contested the seat in 2019, told LBC that the party intends to stand a candidate.[19] On 31 March, the party selected businessman John Prescott (no relation to the former deputy prime minister) as their candidate. He was the party's candidate for Stockton South in the 2019 election, under its previous name of the Brexit Party.[20]

On 20 March, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) announced that they intend to stand in the by-election.[21] On 29 March, the SDP announced that its candidate would be David Bettney, a former regimental sergeant major in the Light Dragoons.[22] On 22 March, Gemma Evans from the Women's Equality Party expressed her intention to stand.[23] On 24 March, the North East Party announced that former Labour MP and founding party member Hilton Dawson would be their candidate for the by-election.[24]

On 26 March, the Conservative Party selected farmer and Hambleton District Cllr Jill Mortimer as their candidate in the by-election.[25][26] She was previously the Conservative candidate in Leeds East at the 2019 election.

On 31 March, the Official Monster Raving Loony Party selected party treasurer Nick Delves as their candidate.[27] On 2 April, local pub owner Adam Gaines announced his intention to stand as an independent candidate.[28]

On 2 April, the Liberal Democrats selected schoolteacher Andy Hagon as their candidate. Hagon was the party's candidate for the constituency in both the 2017 and 2019 elections.[29]


During the by-election campaign, Labour candidate Paul Williams apologised for previously posting a tweet using the term "Tory MILFs" in 2011.[30] He was defended by the Labour Party leader, Keir Starmer, while Labour peer and former shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti called for him to be replaced "immediately".[31]

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2019 result

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Richard Ticeprofile photo of Richard Tice Richard Tice is the The Brexit Party candidate in the constituency of Hartlepool in the UK Parliament elections. Our volunteers have been adding information on Richard Tice - here's everything we know so far!

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Tice Richard James Sunley Tice (born 13 September 1964) is a British businessman, and politician. He was elected as a Brexit Party Member of the European Parliament for the East of England at the 2019 European Parliament election. He is the chairman of the party. Tice is a founder of the pro-Brexit campaign groups Leave Means Leave, and Leave.EU.


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On the same insurance policy basis of Martin Daubney in Ashfield. It is clear that here again the tories ate UKIPs Lunch in 2017. The Brexit Party Candidate is a clear runner in this contest, the tory should wither on the vine facing a real Brexiteer. Richard Tice has shown great metal and stood up well to the Medhi Hassan roasting at the Oxford Union, he's a bit of a Posh Twat but his hearts in the right place. Brexit is the best hope for the British Working classes not the Semi Stalinist Globalist Stepford Corbyn Labour. Tice should be able to keep Bajos feet to the fire but only if we can get our cohort of proper Brexiteers into the commons, that is a Huge Task so lets put our shoulder to the wheel for Richard, get him up the working mans club to get a round in and Teach him how to play Darts, 180 ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY!!!

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