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Hartlepool dumps mayoral system

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Hartlepool BC is to get rid of its mayor and move to the committee system following a referendum held on Thursday.

The council will make the change next May when current mayor Stuart Drummond’s third term comes to an end.

Turnout for the referendum was 18% with 59% of voters supported the switch.

Mr Drummond was elected in 2002 when he ran in the first ever election for a directly elected mayor in Hartlepool.

At the time he ran he generally appeared in a monkey costume, the uniform for his job as a football mascot, however he has succesfully won two mayoral elections since then.

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  • Hartlepool is moving to a committee structure, not leader & cabinet.

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