Independents 12. 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.
Putting Hartlepool First (with four councillors) disbanded in February 2019. The Independents gained a seat from Labour in Hart ward on 11 October.
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