Stuart Drummond as H'angus the Monkey
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The monkey mascot who became a mayor

Eleven years ago, the main political parties were all fighting to become Hartlepool's first elected mayor. But in the end they all lost out.

Instead the town chose local football mascot H'angus the Monkey.

Stuart Drummond - the man inside the suit - has been mayor ever since.

But his reign is now coming to an end as the post is being abolished.

Look North's Richard Moss reports on how the joke candidate became a town mayor.

  • 01 May 2013
  • From the section Tees