Hartlepool Borough Council
2021 no overall control, no change from 2019
Counting complete. After 36 of 36 seats declared.
- Councillors elected in 2021 total 13
- Councillors elected in 2021 change +10
- Councillors overall total 13
- Councillors elected in 2021 total 12
- Councillors elected in 2021 change -2
- Councillors overall total 12
- Councillors elected in 2021 total 11
- Councillors elected in 2021 change -3
- Councillors overall total 11
UK Independence Party
- Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
- Councillors elected in 2021 change -5
- Councillors overall total 0
Hartlepool's health boss says people should remain cautious despite the lifting of restrictions as the town reaches its highest-ever Covid infection rates.
The borough saw 1,061 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to 14 July - the previous week the rate was 810.Copyright: Getty Images
Public health director Craig Blundred said: "I think if we open up and just take away every precaution the figures will get higher.
"So my advice is to remain cautious, think about who you are mixing with, whether it's in large groups and if you're in an enclosed space with lots of people then continue to wear a face mask and also on public transport."
By Duncan Leatherdale
An open-top bus tour is being planned to mark Hartlepool United's return to the Football League.
The 90-minute parade is due to start at 17:00 BST on Friday although the exact route is still to be decided.
Hartlepool Borough Council leader Shane Moore, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to see Pools back in the Football League and I hope residents will welcome the opportunity to safely cheer their heroes."Copyright: PA Media
Raj Singh, Hartlepool United Football Club Chairman, said: “Hartlepool United fans never disappoint and we know they’ll want to give the players the support they deserve.
“The open-top bus parade is also a chance for us to say thank you to fans across Hartlepool – a truly unique group of people at the heart of our club.”
The parade route – which will cover as many areas of the town as possible so residents can remain socially distanced – will be announced via the council’s website.
The results for Hartlepool Council are in and it’s another huge success for the Conservatives, taking every seat they contested.
- Conservatives 13 (+9)
- Lab 11 (+5)
- Independents 10
- Independent Union 2
No party has overall control. A continued coalition of Tories and Independents is highly likely.
Straws have been drawn to decide a winner in one of Hartlepool Council's wards after a tie between two Labour candidates.
It was a dead heat for Moss Boddy and Julie Clayton in the Rossmere Ward.
Moss Boddy won the straw draw.
The result for the full council is expected to be announced later.
Results are still being counted for other council elections, as well as for two mayors and four police and crime commissioners, and it may not be until Monday before they are all announced.
Ones due today are the Cleveland and Northumbria PCCs, and the Tees Valley Mayor.
North Tyneside Council could be today or Saturday.
On Saturday there will be the Durham PCC, North Tyneside Mayor, and Durham County Council along with Hartlepool Council.
All eyes are likely to be on the latter in the light of the Tories winning the parliamentary seat.
The council's 36 seats are up for grabs, and currently with no overall control, it is led by a coalition involving Conservatives, all manner of independents and other groups.
Cumbria PCC results are then due to be announced on Monday.Copyright: BBC