"At this election Britain faces an enormous choice between a Labour Party with a progressive agenda for Britain and a Conservative Party that does not care about ordinary people. Over the last five years the most vulnerable in our society have been targeted by David Cameron and George Osborne whilst the richest have had their taxes cut.
"Here in Stockton South we have a fantastic local candidate in Louise Baldock. Since becoming Labour's candidate I have seen at first-hand how dedicated and hard working Louise is. I have seen how much she cares about our area. I have seen the amount of work she has done to help people with issues they have faced.
"This is a stark contrast to the Conservative candidate who for five years has hardly ever spoken up for our area in Parliament, constantly taking the credit for hard work done by others.
"Stockton South deserves an MP who will champion our area and work tirelessly for local people. Louise Baldock will be that MP.
"That is why I fully endorse Louise and urge everybody in Stockton South who like me cares passionately about the future, to vote for Louise."