Hartlepool Borough Council

Labour has lost control of the council but no other party has a majority of seats. NOC stands for 'No Overall Control'. Find out more about these results.

Election results for 2019

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Candidates announced for Hatlepool by-election

Five candidates have been announced to stand to become a councillor for the Hart ward in Hartlepool.

The by-election for the seat is taking place on Thursday, 25 July, after Jean Robinson stepped down from the role at the start of June due to health reasons.

The candidates are as follows;

  • Graham Patrick Craddy - The For Britain Movement
  • Ian Griffiths - Independent Union
  • Graham Lloyd Harrison - UKIP
  • Ann Johnson - Labour Party
  • Michael James Brackstone Ritchie - Green Party

Hartlepool Borough Council
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Council pledges £245,000 to repair historic church

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Council bosses have pledged £245,000 for urgent repairs to a historic Hartlepool church.

In November 2018 a piece of masonry fell from Christ Church in Church Square as a result of weathering and poor stone quality, which led to the area being fenced off.

Scaffolding has been in place since around the entrance to the building, which is home to Hartlepool Art Gallery, tourist information office and Vestry Cafe.

Hartlepool Council has now approved works to protect the site from further erosion.

Denise McGuckin, council director of regeneration and neighbourhoods, said work was last done to the building in 1995, adding: “We have a responsibility to look after it."

Christ Church, Hartlepool
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Children's home staff 'have hearts of gold'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Nic Marko

Two council-run children’s homes in Hartlepool have been praised by councillors after receiving positive ratings from an independent watchdog.

In its latest Ofsted inspection, Exmoor Grove Children’s Home was rated outstanding for the third time in a row, while Stockton Road Children's Home maintained its rating of good.

The reports have now been presented to Hartlepool Council children’s services committee.

Councillor Sue Little said: “I’d just like to congratulate the staff at Exmoor for the outstanding job that they’re doing.

“I take my hat off to them, they must have a heart of gold."

Councillor Brenda Harrison added: “What struck me about the Stockton Road facility was it was a family.

"These children are brought up in a family atmosphere, with people who they can relate to and get on with.

"I think it’s a fantastic facility, as is Exmoor Grove.”

Exmoor Grove
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More electric car charging points for Hartlepool

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Nic Marko

Plans for electric car charging points have been given the go-ahead in Hartlepool, in a move aimed at boosting sustainable transport.

Two rapid chargers, each capable of serving two vehicles, are to be installed within the Vision Retail Park car park, off Marina Way.

Approving the move, the report from council planning assistant Stephanie Bell stated: “The proposed development would not impact upon the existing car parking provision on the site and would enhance the provision for rapid electric charging points and provide an appropriate opportunity for enhancing sustainable transport options in Hartlepool.”

Electric car being charged
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The council is also considering plans for two charging stations at Starbucks on Green Street.

A planning statement said: "The UK has binding climate agreements to reduce the levels of CO2 emissions by at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050, of which the proposed EV chargers will provide crucial infrastructure to enable this transition to a low carbon economy and sustainable infrastructure.”

Before and after door prompts planning row

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Nic Marko

It all started with a car smashing into a door.

Evolution Training on Scarborough Street in Hartlepool had a uPVC replacement installed and applied for retrospective permission.

Hartlepool Borough Council issued an enforcement notice to restore the traditional features of its previous door but the company appealed.

Now the council is going to contest the appeal and take it to the government's Planning Inspectorate.

The planning committee has previously said the new door was "out of character" with the Church Street Conservation Area though the company disputes that and says it looks nicer and is more secure.

Evolution Training's door, before and after
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'Last night’s losses are likely to continue'

Richard Moss

Political Editor, BBC Look North

Labour had a lot to lose in the North East & Cumbria. It is the party that dominates its town halls - but it took some heavy hits overnight.

Sunderland’s voters delivered the early blows - 12 councillors gone.

Then Hartlepool was lost; losses in Allerdale hit double figures and, to add insult to injury, there was a by-election defeat in a usually reliable part of County Durham.

And the party’s problems in northern Mayoral races continue as their candidates trailed in a distant second to Independents in Middlesbrough and Copeland.

Local leaders were quick to point to Brexit confusion. But that just highlights the party’s dilemma. While their leader in Sunderland claims flirting with a new referendum cost him councillors, Newcastle’s Labour leader says a failure to fully back one backfired.

And it just seems voters wanted anyone but Labour in some places. How else to explain gains for UKIP, Greens, Lib Dems, Independents and Conservatives?

As the establishment in the region, perhaps some sort of kicking for Labour was inevitable. But do not discount local factors.

It may be convenient - and partly justified - for council leaders to blame events in Westminster, but anyone who has talked to voters in the region will know that some Labour regimes here are far from loved.

And last night’s losses are likely to continue in other parts of the patch as more results come in.