Former Stockton Labour MP Prepares for Hartlepool By-Election

While Guido was busy scoping out whether Richard Tice plans on standing in the forthcoming Hartlepool by-election, it seems a Labour frontrunner is also on manoeuvres. Former Stockton South MP Dr Paul Williams lost his seat in 2019 – and is already standing as Labour’s Teesside police and crime commissioner candidate – however sharp-eyed MP Jacob Young spotted pro-second referendum tweets mysteriously being deleted from Williams’ account:

Hartlepool voted 70% to leave, and would have likely swung Tory in 2019 had it not been for Richard Tice splitting the Leave vote between the Brexit Party and the Tories. Williams will have quite a few more tweets to erase his way through before going down well in Hartlepool. Luckily for Dr Paul, Redcar MP Jacob has provided a handy go-to thread of other suggestions ripe for deletion…

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