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Local Elections 2012

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

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Labour praise Hartlepool victory

Labour members at Hartlepool Council have praised last night's result which saw the party take a 61 percent share of the majority seats.

Due to boundary changes, Labour actually lost eight seats. But still claimed 21 of the 33 positions.

Councillor Ged Hall, Leader of Hartlepool Labour group, said the result shows there is disillusionment with the coalition Government, but that the party also has some hard-working representatives who have won over voters.

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