Poll reaction September 14, 2007Posted by in : News , comments closed
Lib Dem Chief Executive, Lord Chris Rennard, said about the NOP/Channel 4 Hartlepool poll:
“Jody Dunn and the Liberal Democrats are the clear challengers to Labour and we can win from this position as we have in many by-elections before.
“We believe that we are doing significantly better than the poll suggests. But even on this poll finding we need a smaller swing to win than we achieved in Brent, Leicester and Birmingham.
“The Tories are virtually level pegging with UKIP and trailing far behind. It is clear that a vote for the Tories or UKIP will be a wasted vote in Hartlepool on September 30th.”
Local members and candidates wanted April 27, 2006Posted by in : News , comments closed
The Liberal Democrats are constanly looking to increase its number of members as well as increase its number of councillors.
If you are interested in joining us and would like to be a candidate at future election then we would be glad to hear from you. You can contact Arthur Preece on 870666 or Kevin Kelly on 428489.
Recent opinion poll shows Liberal Democrats on rise April 27, 2006Posted by in : News , comments closed
Nationally the Liberal Democrats have benefitted from the Labour Parties troubles by an increase in their opinion ratings, up three percent, whilst Labour is at its lowest opinion ratings for quite a while.
Local Party Chairman Kevin Kelly today said that he hoped that this swing would be translated into gains for the party at next weeks local elections. We only need two gains to end Labour overall majority on Hartlepool Council, and hopefully this would then be reflected in the Mayor’s Cabinet.
It is down to the voters of Hartlepool to send a message loud and clear that we need change, we have been badly let down. There is not a day that goes past that a minister is having to apologise for something that has gone wrong again, and in the latest debacle by the Home Office it is possible that it could put you and your family at risk, although the Home Office think they know were they may be, but they might not be.
We have been misled and lied to on a variety of issues, and they grow daily.
On May 4th please support your Liberal Democrat Candidate, do not waste your vote by voting for someone who cannot make a difference. Make your vote count…..
Local Elections Update April 19, 2006Posted by in : News , comments closed
Campaigning across Hartlepool is well under way for the Local Election on May 4th. The Labour Party are consistent in their leaflets attacking the Liberal Democrats, the only party that they see as strong challengers, they are also consistent that none of the leaflets have the candidates home address on, I wonder why. We had an amusing incident when deliverers for the Labour Party delivered one of their candidates leaflets, unfortunately it went to the wrong ward. The candidate in question a former councillor took the credit for work that was done whilst he was out of office, obviously a miracle worker or a —-.
Kevin Kelly chair of Hartlepool Liberal Democrats today slammed some of Labours tactics in certain wards in the town, he commented ” Some of their election litrature is disgraceful and I thought that they were better than that. It certainly shows that they are determined to win by whatever costs”. I firmly belive that the voters of Hartlepool will see this for what it is. Desperation tactics by a party that is rattled and concerned.
The people of Hartlepool have a choice on May 4th, either more of the same or a vote for change, an end to single party domination.
The Liberal Democrats are that Real Alernative as the results of the General Election in 2005 showed.
If voters want a lift to the polls on polling day they can contact us via the web site or phone Arthur Preece on 870666 or Kevin Kelly on 428489 or Victor Tumilty on 429402 and they will foward the information to the relative candidates alternative there will be leaflets coming out with local contact details on.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to pledge your support.
Tom Snowdon April 13, 2006Posted by in : News , comments closed
The Chairman of Hartlepool Liberal Democrats Kevin Kelly paid tribute to the late Tom Snowdon a member of the Hartlepool party and a candidate for the Local Elections in May. Tom died suddenly and his passing left a lot of people mourning a true gentleman. In the clearest sense of the word, he was and will be remembered by colleagues as a very methodical planner, but with a willingness and capacity to help others. He was a very proud family man and will be sadly missed by his sons, daughter , grandchildren and many friends.
His passing leaves a void, in many peoples hearts.
Our thoughts and condolences are sent to Toms family at this difficult time.
Local Elections 2006 April 13, 2006Posted by in : News , comments closed
This years Local Elections are well underway with the Liberal Democrats campaigning in 14 wards accross the town. Because of the death of Tom Snowdon the Brus Election will now be held on 8th June.
The Liberal Democrats showed in last years General Election that they are the only challenger to Labour in Hartlepool by taking 30.4% of the vote compared to 11.4% for the Conservatives and 3.5% for UKIP.. Party Chairman Kevin Kelly said ” we are contesting seats in Labour’s heartland and hope that people support our candidates and bring about change in Hartlepool. People last year supported us and we hope to maintain that support and hopefully build on it to enable us to make gains accross the town and help to reduce one parties domination of Hartlepool Council”.
Racial & Religious Hatred Bill 2005 October 24, 2005Posted by in : News , comments closed
Hartlepool Liberal Democrats support local faith groups within the Hartlepool community who have voiced their concerns to us about this bill.
The Liberal Democrats support the governments intent behind this bill, but the wording of the bill as well as the content is badly flawed. It would not only outlaw the promotion of hatred against a group of people because of their religion but it would also outlaw legitimate criticisms of religion.
This is an incursion of Freedom of Speech and has the potential for divisive side effects and problems for already harmonious communities. It bill would actually disadvantage the main group of people it was designed to protect. It will increase pressures and tensions within religious communities.
We support amendments to the bill, but the government have said that they will invoke the Parliament Act to push this bill through.
We believe that they should listen to reason and accept the amendments.
Thank You Hartlepool May 4, 2005Posted by in : News , comments closed
As we prepare for the result of our campaign Jody would like to thank the people of Hartlepool for their support, their kind words and best wishes that have been sent to her during the past three weeks.
Jody’s campaign team hope for the right result and of course that would be Jody Dunn being elected Liberal Democrat MP for Hartlepool. The final day of the campaign is a chance for the people of Hartlepool to send a loud and clear message to Tony Blair, that the people of Hartlepool cannot and should not be taken for granted.
Thank You Hartlepool.
Tory’s cannot win in Hartlepool April 14, 2005Posted by in : News , comments closed
The leader of the Hartlepool Conservatives on Hartlepool Council Dr.George Morris has once again confirmed what we have already known for quite a while. That the Conservatives cannot win in Hartlepool.
Jody Dunn can WIN, and would like those Conservatives who may be thinking of not voting to support her. Jody says ” its time for change and that time is Now, the town and the people deserve better and should not be taken for granted and with Your help I can bring about that change. We need a strong,decisive and committed person at the helms and with your help I will be that person.
We have recieved a positive response from people so far and we will continue to work towards a successful campaign on May 5th 2005
Liberal Democrats of to a Flying Start April 5, 2005Posted by in : News , comments closed
Jody Dunn Hartlepool Liberal Democrat candidate for the forthcoming General Election attend a rally in Newcastle at which Charles Kennedy addressed Liberal Democrats from all over the north-east.
The Liberal Democrats launched their election campaign with a rallying speech by leader Charles Kennedy. Charles Kennedy wished Jody well on her election campaign.
The Liberal Democrats came very close to taking the seat last year, the Conservatives came a very poor fourth. The Liberal Democrats are the only real challengers to the labour party.
So on May 5th please make your vote count.