Independent Union 9, Socialist Labour Party 5, Independent 3, For Britain 1, UK Independence Party 1, Veterans and Peoples 1. 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.
Five councillors moved from Labour to Socialist Labour Party in April-May 2019.
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