Independents 2, Putting Hartlepool First 2. Port and manufacturing town, originally in Durham and then in the former county of Cleveland. Famous as the town which hanged a monkey mistaken for a foreign sailor; the monkey mascot of Hartlepool FC was elected as Mayor in 2002.
Seaton ward has a byelection on 19 October (held by an Independent). Victoria ward has a byelection on 16 November (held by Labour).
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