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Hartlepool rejects mayoral system

The people of Hartlepool have voted to return to a traditional committee system after ten years of having an elected mayor.

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Voters in Hartlepool have decided to scrap the town's elected mayor after 10 years.

Most people have voted to replace the mayor with a traditional system of council committees, which supporters say will save thousands of pounds a year.

The result means Stuart Drummond, the Hartlepool mayor who shot to fame in 2002 after winning the position as an independent candidate, will be replaced by a committee system next year.

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