Hartlepool (borough)

Hartlepool (borough)

Infobox UK district
name = Borough of Hartlepool

status = Unitary, borough
region = North East England
admincounty = Durham
area = Ranked 251st
93.86 km²
adminhq = Hartlepool
onscode = 00EB
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=00EB
English district population|ONS=00EB
English district density|ONS=00EB / km²
ethnicity = 97.9% White
1.0% S.Asian
politics =
Hartlepool Borough Council
leadership = Mayor & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=00EB
mayor = Stuart Drummond
mp = Iain Wright (L)
year = 2005

Hartlepool is a local government district and borough in the ceremonial county of County Durham, North East England. In 2003 it had a resident population of 90,161. It borders the non-metropolitan county of County Durham to the north, Stockton-on-Tees to the west and Redcar and Cleveland to the south along the line of the River Tees. It is centred around the town of Hartlepool and forms part of the Tees Valley area.

It is made up of 17 council wards and is coterminous with the Hartlepool parliamentary constituency.


The district was formed on 1 April 1974, by a the merger of previous county borough of Hartlepool, along with the parishes of Brierton, Claxton, Dalton Piercy, Elwick, Elwick Hall, Greatham, Hart and Newton Bewley, from the Stockton Rural District, all of which had been part of the administrative county of Durham. It was one of the four districts of the new non-metropolitan county of Cleveland.

Cleveland was abolished in 1996 after a review by the Banham Commission, with the four boroughs of Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough becoming unitary authorities. For ceremonial purposes Hartlepool returned to County Durham, however it continues to share certain local services with the other former Cleveland boroughs, including the Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade.

Elected mayor

The Hartlepool borough is one of a small number in the United Kingdom to have a directly-elected mayor. This followed a referendum held in the borough in October 2001 [cite journal
author = Mark Sandford
year = 2002
month = March
title = Who wants an elected mayor? Lessons from the first wave
journal = New Economy
volume = 9
issue = 1
pages = 47–51
publisher = Institute of Public Policy Research
doi = 10.1111/1468-0041.00239
accessdate = 2008-03-14
] , and the first mayoral election was held in May 2002. The election became famous for being won by the mascot of Hartlepool United F.C., 'H'Angus the Monkey' [cite news
title=Monkey mascot elected mayor
author=BBC News
] , with a majority of approximately 500 over the second-placed Labour Party candidate. The man inside the monkey costume, Stuart Drummond, has served as mayor as an independent since then, being re-elected in 2005 with a majority of over 10,000 [cite news
title=Winning 'monkey' mayor gains wife
author=BBC News
] .

Places in the borough

As well as Hartlepool, locations within the borough include:
* Brierton
* Dalton Piercy
* Elwick
* Greatham
* Hart
* High Throston
* Newton Bewley
* Owton Manor
* Rift House
* Seaton Carew
* The Headland


This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees at current basic prices [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_economy/RegionalGVA.pdf published] (pp.240-253) by "Office for National Statistics" with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

fnb|1 includes hunting and forestry

fnb|2 includes energy and construction

fnb|3 includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

fnb|4 Components may not sum to totals due to rounding


External links

* [http://www.hartlepool.gov.uk Hartlepool Borough Council]
* [http://www.hartlepool.com Hartlepool Information & News]

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