Our candidate and next MP: Joe Morris
Meet Joe Morris, a proud Northumberland native with deep roots in the county that span three generations. Northumberland isn’t just where he’s from; it’s in his blood. He spent his formative years in Hexham, attending the Sele First School and Hexham Middle School, and then went on to Queen Elizabeth High School. His journey led him to Oxford University, where he studied History.
Joe’s commitment to his community led him to join Hexham Constituency Labour Party back in 2009. There, he took up the role of youth officer, becoming a vibrant voice for local issues and a driving force behind our election campaigns.
Throughout his career, Joe has worked in a variety of roles: from his time on the tills at Corbridge Co-op, to his work for Dipsticks Research, in Parliament and with the UK’s steel industry. These experiences have shaped his understanding of the world, but Joe’s heart has always remained firmly in the community and committed to social justice, workers’ rights, publicly funded healthcare and education; environmental concerns and progressive taxation.
In October 2023, Joe received a resounding vote of confidence when he was selected as our Parliamentary Candidate. His campaign has been embraced and endorsed by a range of organisations, including the GMB, USDAW, Unison, Community, and the NE Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness, Rural Labour, Labour Coast & Country, SERA the Labour environment Campaign, and SME4Labour.
Joe is not just an advocate for the people; he’s one of us, and he’s ready to make a difference.
Joe Morris winning in Hexham Constituency
Joe, one of our own, was out there on the streets of Hexham, Prudhoe, Heddon, Ponteland, and beyond, alongside many CLP members, getting to know local people and their concerns. Over the past year, he’s been dedicated to having conversations, listening to you, and understanding the real issues that matter, from the cost of living to the NHS, childcare, transport, education, and so much more.
Now, as our chosen candidate, he’s working even harder, fueled by his commitment to make a difference. Joe’s on a mission to win Hexham Constituency for Labour in the upcoming General Election, and he’s not backing down: VOTE JOE MORRIS