Hartlepool council held by Labour

It was a good night at the polls for Labour in Hartlepool as the party held onto a 61 percent majority of seats.

All parties suffered losses as boundary changes meant there were fewer positions available.

But Labour faired best, despite losing eight seats to claim 21 of the 33.

Conservatives lost one seat, taking their total to three. But it was a bad night for the Liberal Democrats, who lost both their seats.

All other parties lost three seats, leaving them with nine overall.

Labour hold Hartlepool Credit: ITV

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Local Elections 2012

Voters in several parts of the region go to the polls today in local elections.