Conservative by-election candidate Jill Mortimer says she help Hartlepool’s business “grasp the opportunities” as the town recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic
Yesterday (Wednesday, April 28) Jill visited specialist water treatment firm HydroChem Group, based on the Graythorp Retail Estate, to discuss how she can help the firm to thrive in the coming months and years.
The business, formed in the late 1980s by Bill Abbott, is looking to push on and spoke to Jill about it plans and targets for the future.
And Jill praised the business for its attempts to buy local goods and services and hire people from the local area where possible.
“HydroChem is a great example of a how a local business can find a niche in the marketplace, work hard and play a crucial part in the local economy,” she said.
“I was delighted to meet with the team at HydroChem to discuss their plans for the future and how a Conservative MP in Hartlepool could help them flourish.
“If elected, I want ensure jobs, apprenticeships and investment all flow into Hartlepool for the benefit of every in the town.
“For 57 years the town has had a Labour MP and I believe chances and opportunities to help the business community here have been missed and squandered.
“But I want to bring real change to Hartlepool, including working with businesses like HydroChem Group to seize the opportunities afforded by Brexit and the Conservative Government’s plans.
“We want to build back better and by working with businesses of all shapes and sizes across the town, I am sure I can bring the positive changes we need.
“I’ve spoken to and visited a range of businesses in the town including EDF Energy, Liberty Steel and the Beauty Academy and they have positive ideas for the future.
“If I am elected as MP on May 6, I will be working tirelessly with those business and others to try to ensure those plans and visions come to fruition.”