Norma & Nigel working hard for you in Hardwick and Salters Lane

Dear Resident

We are delighted to have been selected as your Labour candidates for Hardwick and Salters Lane in May’s Council elections, and we hope that you will vote for us so that we can continue to represent your interests on the Council.

These are difficult days for our community. Due to Tory cuts, we are seeing our Council forced to make cuts to its services; and our region unfairly hit by austerity.

That’s why we need a strong Labour Council dedicated to maintaining the best possible services and putting forward a positive vision and agenda for the entire Stockton-on-Tees Borough; that puts the well-being of our children and older people first; and defends you against Tory cuts.

Since our election in 2011 we have constantly stood up for local people and communities, and have been visible and accessible—providing regular updates, holding monthly surgeries, attending Residents’ meetings , and being available on phone, email or social media 365 days a year.

Please vote for us on 2nd May—thank you.

Nigel Cooke and Norma Stephenson

Our Achievements

  • With our Community Budget we have secured :
    • Alley gates;
    • CCTV
    • Dropped kerbs
    • Paving to replace verges;
    • A new bus shelter;
    • New signage;
    • Section 59 signs to tackle motorbike nuisance;
    • Match funding for a play area.
  • Secured funding to resurface roads on Ketton Road, Scurfield Road, Piper Knowle Road and Salters Lane;
  • Intervened to ensure that the Hardwick Community Centre did not fall into the hands of privateers and remained a community asset ran by local people for local people.;
  • Supported new businesses in the area;
  • Worked with the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cleveland police to tackle anti-social behaviour in the ward.

Our Pledges

  • Continue to hold monthly surgeries, produce newsletters and attend residents’ meetings;
  • Work with the Council to tackle obstructive drivers;
  • Work with the Council and others to ensure social and private tenants receive a good service from their landlords;
  • Campaign for more resources to tackle anti-social behaviour;
  • Maintain weekly bin collections;
  • Oppose Government cuts to essential services;
  • Continue to be strong advocates for Hardwick and Salters Lane and its residents

Nigel Cooke

I’ve had the privilege of representing you as a ward councillor since 2011. I work for the local NHS as a clinical skills trainer and I’m married with a grown-up daughter.

During my time as your councillor, working in partnership with Norma Stephenson I’ve continually shouted up for the communities of Hardwick & Salters Lane to ensure that this community gets the resources and services it is entitled to.

If re-elected I will continue to be accessible 7 days a week, hold surgeries and make home visits on request.

Norma Stephenson

Norma Stephenson has lived and worked in Hardwick for most of her life. Her son, daughter, sister and grandchildren also live in Hardwick.

Norma retired from the NHS in 2011 and has a proud record as a long standing trade union activist. Norma has seen huge changes in the area. If re-elected, she promises to continue to fight to ensure that Hardwick & Salters Lane gets the attention it deserves.

Please Vote for us on 2nd May 2019