VIDEO: William Hague opens new Tory HQ in Halifax

Senior Conservative and former Foreign Secretary William Hague MP believes Halifax is one of the key places where the General Election will be decided.

Speaking on a visit to the town to open the Conservative Party’s Halifax campaign office at Southgate House, Mr Hague stressed the importance of the Halifax vote.

William Hague opens the Conservative Party's Halifax campaign office.

William Hague opens the Conservative Party's Halifax campaign office.

While in Halifax, Mr Hague spoke to business owners in the town and said that Conservative candidate Philip Allott would fight for the people of Halifax if elected in May.

He said: “This is a hotly contested constituency, it is one of the places where the General Election will be decided, so the votes of people in Halifax really count for a great deal and I think people should take advantage of that.

“I think people in Halifax should be happy that their votes count for a lot.

“I think they have got a great candidate in Philip Allott, he works very hard for this area, local businesses enormously appreciate the help he’s given them just as their candidate and he could do an even better job for them as their MP.

“He fought here at the last election and I really pay tribute to him as even though he wasn’t successful at the last election, he’s carried on working for the people of Halifax and stood again at this election.

“He’s got the consistent track record of fighting for the interests of people in Halifax and that really matters in an MP.”