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Jill Mortimer

Jill Mortimer

Member of Parliament
for Hartlepool

6 May 2021[1][2]
Mike Hill
Majority6,940 (23.2%)
Personal details
Born1965[3]
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Marcus Killick (div.)[4]
Children3
ResidenceKnayton, North Yorkshire, England
Alma materTeesside University

Jillian Wendy Mortimer[5] (born 1965[3])[6] is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hartlepool since 2021.

Political career

Elected Councillor to Hambleton District Council for Raskelf and White Horse Ward in May 2019,[7][8] Mortimer contested Leeds East as the Conservative candidate at the 2019 United Kingdom general election.[9]

She was elected as Member of Parliament for Hartlepool at the by-election held on 6 May 2021,[10] following the resignation of the sitting Labour MP. She is the first Conservative and the first woman the constituency has returned to Parliament since being created in 1974.[11] During the campaign, she described her priorities for Hartlepool as being: "Recovering from the pandemic, regenerating our high streets and local communities, unlocking the opportunities of Brexit to help create good quality sustainable jobs, helping businesses deliver more apprenticeships and recruiting more police officers."[12]

Personal life

Mortimer studied law at Teesside University as a mature student, alongside two of her three children from her first marriage.[13]

She describes herself as a farmer and businesswoman,[14][15] and lives in Knayton,[15] Hambleton District, North Yorkshire.[16][17] After winning the seat, she announced her intention to buy a property in Hartlepool.[18]

Her former husband, Marcus Killick, is a barrister and regulator of financial services, who worked as Head of Banking, Trusts and Investment Services of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, before becoming CEO of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission,[19][20][21] for which he was appointed OBE.

Conservative Party co-chair Amanda Milling, in response to allegations during the election campaign, said that Mortimer and her ex-husband "did not gain any tax advantage from living in the Cayman Islands, nor did she advise any others on this".[20]

References

  1. ^ "Jill Mortimer MP". UK Parliament. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Hartlepool parliamentary by-election result". Hartlepool Council. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ a b Who's Who 2021[page needed]
  4. ^ Nelson, Alex (7 May 2021). "Jill Mortimer: who is Hartlepool's new Conservative MP, where does she live - and is she a barrister?". National World. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices" (PDF). Hartlepool: Acting Returning Officer. 8 April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ Payne, Mark (7 May 2021). "'Immensely proud' Jill Mortimer wins Hartlepool by-election for the Conservatives by nearly 7,000 votes". Hartlepool Mail. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021. The 56-year-old farmer and North Yorkshire district councillor
  7. ^ "North Yorkshire councillor chosen as Tory candidate for Hartlepool by-election". ITV News. 27 March 2021. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Councillor details - Councillor Jill Mortimer". Hambleton District Council. 7 May 2021. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ "Leeds East parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". BBC News. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  10. ^ "Conservatives take Hartlepool seat from Labour". BBC News. 7 May 2021. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  11. ^ "Elections 2021: Conservatives hail historic Labour defeat in Hartlepool by-election". BBC News. 7 May 2021. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ "Conservative by-election candidate's message to Hartlepool voters". Hartlepool Mail. 28 April 2021.
  13. ^ Anderson, Katie (29 March 2021). "'Hartlepool needs switching on': Tory candidate launches her campaign". TeessideLive. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  14. ^ "About Jill Mortimer". Jill Mortimer. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Farmer to stand for Conservatives in Hartlepool by-election". BBC News. 27 March 2021. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  16. ^ Parsons, Rob (4 May 2021). "Thirsk farmer Jill Mortimer could be on course to win Hartlepool by-election for Conservatives after poll puts her 17 points ahead of Labour". The Yorkshire Post. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  17. ^ Anderson, Katie; Smith, Mikey (30 March 2021). "Tory Hartlepool candidate admits she doesn't spend much time in the area". Daily Mirror. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  18. ^ Bilalova, Pamela (7 May 2021). "Who is Jill Mortimer? Four things should know about Hartlepool's new MP". Hartlepool Mail. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  19. ^ Hammond, Grace (7 May 2021). "Six things you might not know about Jill Mortimer - the Thirsk farmer who became Hartlepool's first Conservative MP since 1964". The Yorkshire Post. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  20. ^ a b Chaplain, Chloe; Andersson, Jasmine (7 May 2021). "North Yorkshire farmer Jill Mortimer is Hartlepool's first Tory MP - what you need to know". iNews. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  21. ^ "Marcus Killick OBE". Isolas. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.

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