Cameron Stokell Chosen As Hart Ward By-Election Candidate

Cameron Stokell – Hart By-Election Candidate

Since 2016 Cameron Stokell, 19, has been involved in the youth movement of the Conservative Party and in 2017 took a very strong interest in helping with the General Election.

Since then, Cameron has been very proactive in supporting local elections and by-elections in the town and in the last by election for Rural West  was co-Campaign Manager along with Ray Martin-Wells supporting the delivery of a wider online strategy and canvassing the area.

His interests include the sport of field hockey, which he plays at university and has been apart of the England Single System as well as studying Politics at Sheffield Hallam University where he is going in to his first year. This will not detract from his ability to serve as a Councillor as he is very politically active and has very good ideas to support Hartlepool. A mature and well rounded individual who has a lot of fantastic attributes that will stand him in good stead for his planned career in politics.

Due to the recent calling of Hart by-election in response to former Cllr Paul Beck standing down, Ray Martin-Wells nominated Cameron Stokell as the council candidate and he was unanimously accepted as such by the HCA Executive.

We wish Cameron every success in the by-election and for the future.

Vote Conservative in Hart Ward on October 11th 2018.

Councillor Mike Young Elected as Chair of Licensing

Councillor Mike Young was elected to the position of Chair of Licensing on Thursday, 13th September 2018 at the first full council meeting after summer recess. Cllr Young said;


I am incredibly happy to have been elected unopposed to this position and of course to have been chosen to sit on the other six committees presented by the Chief Executives in her management report yesterday. I have agreed with my full-time employer a flexible working arrangement that will allow me to attend a large proportion of the meetings scheduled.


Cllr Brenda Loynes, Group Leader for the Conservative Party and Chair of Audit & Governance said that she was extremely happy to have supported Cllr Young and was not surprised that he was elected unopposed.

The full council meeting was convened at 7pm on Thursday and all of the business was concluded by 7.19pm – some say in record time. Hartlepool Conservative Association would like to congratulate Mike on his successful first two months of office and that they are incredibly pleased with the work he has undertaken and the enthusiasm he has shown in all projects and ward work.

Cllr Young will also sit as a committee member on:

Cleveland Fire Authority Committee
Finance & Policy Committee
Regeneration Services Committee
Adult Services Committee
Planning Committee
Central & South Community Forum