Iain Wright who trained with Deloitte is facing a tough contest to hold onto the north-east town.
A 32-year-old father of three with his wife expecting a fourth child next month, he is portraying himself as the local candidate.
After training in London, he returned to the north-east to work for the Regional Development Agency, One North-East.
He returned with his family to live in his home town of Hartlepool where he was born.
The choice of a local boy is aimed partly at negating any anger among voters at losing their MP to Brussels.
Wright faces a tough challenge from Liberal Democrat candidate barrister Jody Dunn.
The Tories have selected Newcastle businessman Jeremy Middleton to fight the seat.
There are expected to be several other candidates for the September 30 poll.
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