Louise Baldock

Standing up for Stockton South

Louise Baldock, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Stockton South

Latest Endorsements

I'm supporting Louise and Labour to save our National Health Service.

After a career of 40 years in the NHS I have retired. Five years under the Tories has left the health service I love struggling, enough is enough, I can't stand to see it get any worse.

We have got to get Louise and a Labour government elected to save it!

Elizabeth Cooke, Stockton

I'm supporting Louise and Labour to save our National Health Service. After a career of 40 years in the NHS I have retired. Five years under the Tories has left the health service I love struggling, enough is enough, I can't stand to see it get any worse. We have got to get Louise and a Labour government elected to save it!

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I am a retired self-employed bookseller living in Ingleby Barwick and have known Louise for many years.

Louise is a strong voice for all sections of the community. She is an avid campaigner for a fair and equal society and has a long history of standing up for social justice.

I am proud to endorse Louise and am certain she will be a unifying force in pulling the community together to improve the quality of life of those she will represent.

John Taylor, Ingleby Barwick

I am a retired self-employed bookseller living in Ingleby Barwick and have known Louise for many years. Louise is a strong voice for all sections of the community. She is an avid campaigner for a fair and equal society and has a long history of standing up for social justice. I am proud to endorse Louise and am certain she will be a unifying force in pulling the community together to improve the quality of life of those she will represent.

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I'm voting for Louise Baldock because I believe in equality and fairness for all.

I believe Labour are the only party capable of delivering a fairer society for everyone. More importantly Louise will be an excellent advocate in parliament for people in Stockton South and will ensure our opinions and voices are heard.

Lisa Grainge, Stockton

I'm voting for Louise Baldock because I believe in equality and fairness for all. I believe Labour are the only party capable of delivering a fairer society for everyone. More importantly Louise will be an excellent advocate in parliament for people in Stockton South and will ensure our opinions and voices are heard.


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Recent News

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Today I was joined by Khalid Mahmood, Labour candidate for Birmingham Perry Barr and MP since 2001, Alex Cunningham and Kevan Jones, both Labour candidates and MPs for our region in a visit to meet members of the Muslim community in Stockton.

We were made very welcome at the Northcote Street Mosque where Councillor Javed hosted the meeting, and we had an excellent discussion about Labour's plans for small businesses, future job opportunities and apprenticeships for young people, a two-state solution for Palestine and Israel, fair immigration and a range of local issues.

I look forward to working with the Muslim community in the future.

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Visit to Northcote Street Mosque with Khalid Mahmood

Today I was joined by Khalid Mahmood, Labour candidate for Birmingham Perry Barr and MP since 2001, Alex Cunningham and Kevan Jones, both Labour candidates and MPs for our region...

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I was delighted to visit the Shri Guru Nanak Gurdwara and Sikh Community Centre in Thornaby on Saturday.

The Sikh community wanted to talk to me about their own manifesto and because I know Tom Watson, Labour candidate/MP has worked closely with his local Sikh community I asked him to come with me. We were very warmly welcomed, particularly Tom who is apparently internationally renowned in Sikh circles, and after the manifesto was presented to me, we both made short speeches and answered questions. I was interested to hear that 92% of the congregation are graduates with many working in medicine or small businesses so we had some obvious topics to talk about.

A big thank you to Mr Jagra for organising the visit for us. I am looking forward to developing a good long term relationship with the community.

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Visit to Thornaby Shri Guru Nanak Gurdwara and Sikh Community Centre

I was delighted to visit the Shri Guru Nanak Gurdwara and Sikh Community Centre in Thornaby on Saturday.

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Today Ed Miliband launched Labour’s manifesto for young people with a pledge to end the scandal of unpaid internships. Under a Labour government, anyone who interns for longer than 4 weeks will be paid at least the minimum wage to stop young people being locked out of the best jobs.

If you want a good job in a highly prized sector, you’re often required to work for free for months on end. It is a system that is rigged in favour of those who can afford it and puts many careers out of reach of huge numbers of highly able young people.

It is both unfair to those who do not have access to money from their parents and it denies our country and our businesses the chance to benefit from the talents of all our young people.

New polling data released by Intern Aware shows that Labour’s four week legal limit would not lead to a reduction in internships:

  • 62 per cent of businesses say it would make no difference to the number of interns they recruit
  • 10 per cent say it would make them more likely to hire interns; 10 per cent say it would make them less likely to hire interns.

Publication of Labour’s manifesto follows an unprecedented consultation involving thousands of young people through the Shape Your Future campaign.

Other measures include:

  • Reducing graduate and national debt, by cutting tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 and increasing student maintenance grants by £400.
  • Guaranteeing high quality apprenticeships for all school-leavers that get the grades.
  • Making work pay by banning exploitative zero-hours contracts, and raising the National Minimum Wage to more than £8 by October 2019.
  • Investing in the jobs of the future and showing our commitment to climate change  by making Britain a world leader in low carbon technology over the next decade, creating a million more green jobs.
  • Ensuring no young person is left behind, by guaranteeing a paid starter job with training to all those unemployed for more than a year.
  • Tackling rising housing costs, by building more homes, helping first time buyers and legislating for longer and more affordable tenancies in the private rented sector.
  • Strengthening the voice of young people by giving 16 and 17 year-olds the right to vote.

Read the full document here.

Louise Baldock said:

Over the past two years I have enjoyed hearing from lots of young people, on the doorstep, at schools, colleges and universities, and via my online youth survey, about their generation's priorities and aspirations for the future.

I’m pleased to see policies in this manifesto which address many of the issues young people have raised me.

It is a better plan that will build a better future for young people on Teesside, helping them to pursue their ambitions and dreams."

Image: Louise with Catherine McKinnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury Minister with young people earning the minimum wage in Stockton.

Ban on unpaid internships key pledge in Labour's youth manifesto

Today Ed Miliband launched Labour’s manifesto for young people with a pledge to end the scandal of unpaid internships. Under a Labour government, anyone who interns for longer than 4...


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