Paul Nuttall in Hartlepool – #GE17

The UK Independence Party leader Paul Nuttall visited Hartlepool today following his announcement that he would run as the candidate for the Boston and Skegness constituency in the General Election. Britain is to go to the polls on June 8, 2017 after British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap general election.

Before his arrival arguments and a brawl broke out on the street outside a pub where UKIP supporters were gathering ahead of the visit and were heckled by a small group of pro-europe supporters. During the confrontation a female supporter from each of the opposing sides ended up brawling on the pavement and were subsequently taken away by police.

Mr Nuttall then did interviews and a short walkabout for media photo opportunities before heading down to the Boston area.

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Women’s March – London

On the day following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States close to 100,000 protestors marched on London to voice their opposition to his presidency and to spread a message of inclusiveness and positivity in the wake of the rising tide of intolerance and division that has emerged from the US election.

The Women’s March On London was one of hundreds of similar protests taking place in major cities around the globe with participants of all genders, races and political beliefs taking part. In their mission statement the march organisers said that their aim was to take a stand against a growing right-wing political sentiment in all its forms, including homophobia, transphobia, anti-muslim bigotry, misogyny, class prejudice and racism.

The London march gathered outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square in Mayfair before marching through Park Lane, Piccadilly, Pall Mall and into Trafalgar Square for a rally with politicians and activists addressing the crowds.

The largest rally took place in Washington DC with an estimated half a million people taking to the streets and unconfirmed reports suggest that more protestors attended the Washington Women’s March than Trump supporters who attended the inauguration.

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TECH STUFF: All pictures in this set were taken on a pair of Leica M9 cameras fitted with 50mm f2 Summicron and 35mm F2 Summicron lenses. The 50mm lens was fitted with a 3-stop ND filter to allow for pictures to be taken at the f2 aperture in the bright sunshine. All pictures were subsequently edited with minor adjustments made in Lightroom and in line with standard editorial editing guidelines. No picture has been doctored or altered in any way.

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Grassroots

So it’s all over and normality has returned. Well normality might have returned if the leaders of three of the political parties hadn’t all resigned the morning after the count. Or if the Lib Dems hadn’t taken such a thrashing or if Labour hadn’t done pretty badly across a lot of the country or if the Conservatives hadn’t managed to defy all the odds as well as the poll forecasts and actually secure a majority victory. But yeah, apart from that normality has returned.

The election rhetoric and the speeches, the promises, the declarations, the endless sound bytes, the tit-for-tat argumentative blame game, the TV debates or non-debates, the celebrity endorsements, the canvassing, the bus tours, the scripted walkabouts, the ice-cream-eating-baby-hugging-school-visiting, the big buses, the pink buses, the frenzied clamour of the election machine may have ground to a halt, spluttered a little and then fallen silent but this election story is far from over.

The day when your door mat looked like a dumping ground for a colourful selection of wanted posters that stared up at you as you walked past may have passed but there is still a little way to run with this one. So once again we trust ourselves, willingly or otherwise, happily or reluctantly, eagerly or indifferently into the hands of the political leaders and jump, are dragged or are pushed onto the roundabout. So enjoy the ride. Wherever it may lead.

 

I began my #Grassroots photographic election coverage way back in February! Joining the Labour candidate for Redcar Anna Turley on a wet, cold and slushy door-knocking trip around Eston. Since then I’ve been to Dormanstown with Labour’s Dan Jarvis, attended the UKIP north east conference in Hartlepool. I visited a factory with Ed Balls and I’ve spent a whole day shooting in Horden and meeting some of the great people who live there before attending a UKIP public meeting in the town later in the evening. I walked around Redcar with Liz Kendall and went leaflet dropping with Chris Gallacher from UKIP in Coatham.

I photographed Ed Miliband on a visit to Redcar and went to the Stockton South constituency with Emma Reynolds and Louise Baldock. I went over to Sedgefield to take pictures of Tony and Cherie Blair at a train factory before climbing aboard ‘The Pink Bus’ with Harriet Harman. Then I went on a trip to Eaglescliffe for a visit by David Cameron and what had to have been the shortest factory tour of all time! I took pictures of Ed Balls eating an ice cream – the first of the election. I headed over to Dormanstown to shoot Hilary Benn as he walked around a garden and joined David Blunkett in Redcar town centre.

Staying in Redcar the soap actors were brought in by Labour to show support for the campaign and I spent one morning with David Neilson (aka Roy Cropper from Corrie!) as he visited the town. I met up with Justine Thornton, wife of Ed Miliband as she visited Thornaby and then a couple of days later Nigel Farage made a speech at the grand Hotel in Hartlepool. Things livened up a little after that as John Prescott visited a boxing club and climbed into the ring for a bit of sparring with a Channel 4 journalist.

Then I rolled into the polling day coverage on May 7 before later spending a long and sleepless night covering the Sunderland and then the Redcar counts as they took place.

So there we are, my election coverage has, for now anyway, come to an end so below I’ve put together a round up of some of my favourite pictures from those jobs and included some of the cuttings that were used as a result. There are also links to all my other #Grassroots blog posts at the bottom of the post.

 

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Below are some of the pictures that I’ve managed to find which featured in print and online with publications such as The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times,  The Sun, The Irish Times, The Daily Mail, Sky News, BBC News, Daily Express, New Statesman, The Daily Mirror, London 24, Metro, New York Times, abc News, Illinois News…

 

 

#Grassroots

Click on the links below to see more in the #Grassroots series…

Grassroots – Day of Choices

Grassroots – Back in the Ring

Grassroots – Hartlepool 2

Grassroots – Justine Thornton

Grassroots – Bit of Corrie

Grassroots – Redcar 3

Grassroots – Down the Farm

Grassroots -Lemon Top

Grassroots – Eaglescliffe

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Election Train

Grassroots – The pink bus

Grassroots – Redcar 2

Grassroots – Coatham

Grassroots – Redcar

Grassroots – Horden

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Hartlepool

Grassrots – Dormanstown

Grassroots – Eston

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Grassroots – Back in the Ring

Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Deputy Prime Minister, Lord John Prescott joined Labour candidate Anna Turley on a visit to Redcar Amateur Boxing Club earlier today. The visit marks the start of the final weekend of Labour’s campaigning ahead of what is predicted to be the closest General Election in decades on May 7.  He then headed over to the Stockton South constituency where he joined Labour candidate Louise Baldock and gave a speech to party members and supporters in front of her campaign office.

On assignment for Getty Images here are a few of my pictures from the day…

 

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#Grassroots

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Grassroots – Hartlepool 2

Grassroots – Justine Thornton

Grassroots – Bit of Corrie

Grassroots – Redcar 3

Grassroots – Down the Farm

Grassroots -Lemon Top

Grassroots – Eaglescliffe

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Election Train

Grassroots – The pink bus

Grassroots – Redcar 2

Grassroots – Coatham

Grassroots – Redcar

Grassroots – Horden

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Hartlepool

Grassrots – Dormanstown

Grassroots – Eston

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Grassroots – Hartlepool 2

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party gave a speech to party members and supporters at The Grand Hotel in Hartlepool earlier today. He then visited Respondez a local call centre and had a brief tour of the facility and spoke with employees. The visit to this key marginal seat comes ahead of what is predicted to be one of the most closely fought General Elections in decades on May 7.

On assignment for Getty Images I covered his speech and the visit as I continue with the election coverage here in the north east.

 

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#Grassroots

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Grassroots Justine Thornton

Grassroots – Bit of Corrie

Grassroots – Redcar 3

Grassroots – Down the Farm

Grassroots -Lemon Top

Grassroots – Eaglescliffe

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Election Train

Grassroots – The pink bus

Grassroots – Redcar 2

Grassroots – Coatham

Grassroots – Redcar

Grassroots – Horden

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Hartlepool

Grassrots – Dormanstown

Grassroots – Eston

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Grassroots – Redcar 3

Veteran Labour politician and former Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Work and Pensions Secretary in the previous Labour government, David Blunkett, campaigned in Redcar today with the Labour Party candidate for Redcar, Anna Turley as momentum continues to gather ahead of the General Election on May 7th.

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#Grassroots

Click on the links below to see more in the #Grassroots series…

Grassroots – Down the Farm

Grassroots -Lemon Top

Grassroots – Eaglescliffe

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Election Train

Grassroots – The pink bus

Grassroots – Redcar 2

Grassroots – Coatham

Grassroots – Redcar

Grassroots – Horden

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Hartlepool

Grassrots – Dormanstown

Grassroots – Eston

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Grassroots – Eaglescliffe

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Icon Plastics in Eaglescliffe today. The extremely brief visit to the plastics manufacturing factory which is situated in the region’s most marginal constituency of Stockton South comes as part of the Conservative Party UK tour campaign ahead of the General Election on May 7th when Britain goes to the polls on what is predicted to be the country’s closest national election for two decades.

The Conservative Party MP James Wharton currently holds the Stockton South constituency after winning during the 2010 general election with a 332 majority.

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#Grassroots

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Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Election Train

Grassroots – The pink bus

Grassroots – Redcar 2

Grassroots – Coatham

Grassroots – Redcar

Grassroots – Horden

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Hartlepool

Grassrots – Dormanstown

Grassroots – Eston

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