Jill Mortimer is the Tory Candidate who defeated Labour rival Paul Williams with 15,529 votes, on May 7th, 2021 the election result was out and Jill was way ahead of Labour’s Paul Williams on 8,589 votes. In 2019, the by-election was called in Hartlepool after Mike Hill was suspended by the party over Woman Harassment, but Hill denied the allegation, which sparked the by-election battle in the Northern seat.
In 1974, the Hartlepool constituency was formed and every time Labour Party won the election until May 7th, 2021, but between 1959 to 1954 it was under Conservative, after winning the position Jill Mortimer said it was a “truly historic” result, adding “Not only that, I am the first woman ever to be elected as MP for this town,” and continued Labour have taken people in Hartlepool for granted for too long. I heard this time and time again on the doorstep and people have had enough and now, through this result, the people have spoken and have made it clear it is time for a change.” The Health Secretary tweeted “Huge congratulations to @Jill4Hartlepool on winning the Hartlepool by-election. This historic victory shows that the @Conservatives are delivering on the people’s priorities. A fantastic achievement & I look forward to working with you.”
On April 28th, 2021 Jill Mortimer visited specialist water treatment firm HydroChem Group which is based on the Graythorp Retail Estate, Jill discussed with the firm and said will help them in the coming months and years. During her campaign, she listed her priorities to help the Hartlepool constituency with Jobs, attracting new business and unlocking new opportunities. On May 6th, 2021 Jill Mortimer was selected as the Conservative candidate for the Hartlepool by-election, after Jill was named as the Conservative candidate she said “I am thrilled to be selected as the Conservative candidate for Hartlepool,” and added, “I know it will be a very tough fight, but I cannot wait to get out campaigning to get my message across to everyone living and working in the town.”
Later, Jill continued “Helping Hartlepool to bounce back and thrive after this terrible pandemic will be at the heart of my campaign,” and added “The Government is committed to leveling up across the country and if elected as Hartlepool’s MP I want to make sure this town is at the center of the post-pandemic recovery by creating more jobs and apprenticeships and attracting extra investment to the town. I want to show I am the best candidate to represent Hartlepool and how my plan will improve lives for families here.”
How old is Jill Mortimer?
Jill Mortimer is in her mid 50’s, and from Woundales Farm in Borrowby, near Northallerton.
Who is Jill Mortimer?
Jill Mortimer Net Worth
£150k to £200K.
Jill Mortimer is the Conservative MP for Hartlepool. She is a North Yorkshire farmer and councilor and also the first woman to hold the seat. Previously, she worked in the banking sector and also worked as a district councilor at Raskelf and White Horse Ward on Hambleton council in North Yorkshire.
Her website bio reads “I’m Jill Mortimer, the Conservative MP for Hartlepool and at the heart of my campaign is helping Hartlepool to build back better. I will make sure that our town is at the center of the post-pandemic recovery by creating more jobs and attracting extra investment to the town. I’m here to help and I look forward to hearing from you”.
She lives near Thirsk around 30 miles from Hartlepool, before she moved to Thirsk, she was 10 years away from the constituency and was living in abroad and London including the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. In the 2019 General Election, she contested the Leeds East seat against Labour but lost by 5,531 votes against Richard Burgon who is the MP and former Labour shadow minister.
During her campaigning at the Hartlepool seat, Mortimer listed her priorities as recovering from the pandemic, local communities, regenerating high streets, unlocking the opportunities of Brexit to help create good quality sustainable jobs, recruiting more police officers, Redeveloping the former Wesley Church, and helping businesses deliver more apprenticeships. Also, Jill said, she will increase the Apprenticeships number to help people earn and learn and also deliver 694 apprenticeships for Hartlepool, by working with colleges and local businesses.
She graduated from Teesside University as a mature student and studied Law. In 2019, she listed as a trainee barrister.
Who is Jill Mortimer Husband?
Jill Mortimer aka Jill Killick, was first married to Marcus Killick and they share three children. Marcus is a CEO of ISOLAS LLP. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission from 2003 to 2014. He is qualified as a New York Attorney and English Barrister. Marcus was also the Chairman of the Group of International Insurance Centre Supervisors, Gibraltar Deposit Guarantee Board, and Gibraltar Investors Compensation Scheme. Marcus prior worked as a Deputy Chief Executive of the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission. And at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), he worked as a Head of Banking and Investments.
Jill, later married to William Nicholas Mortimer. Earlier the couple used to run a small business hand-rearing Dexter cows, also used to sell lamb and beef meat.
What is Jill Mortimer Net Worth?
In 2000, Jill along with her first Husband Marcus Killick bought Woundales Farm for £300,000, still, Marcus still co-owns the property, their farm is located on the south side of the North York Moors National Park, with her current spouse William Nicho Mortimer, they run a farm-gate meat stall and the farm is spread across 7.5 to 18.5 hectares. The Estimated Net Worth of Jill Mortimer is between £150k to £200K.
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