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Fri May 7, 2021, 04:10 AM

18. Conservatives take Hartlepool from Labour in by-election

Whilst it is clear that the media gobshites prattling on about this don't understand the first thing about places like Hartlepool, there is no getting away from this being a disastrous result for Labour.


Hartlepool has a Conservative MP for the first time since the constituency's creation nearly 40 years ago, after Jill Mortimer won a by-election. Ms Mortimer beat her closest rival, Labour's Paul Williams by 6,940 votes.

The result is a blow for Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in his first election test since taking over the party.

But the Conservatives will see it is a sign they are building on their gains in traditional Labour heartlands at the 2019 general election.

Sir Keir had been warning his party had a "mountain to climb" to hang on to Hartlepool, but allies of his predecessor as leader Jeremy Corbyn are calling on him to change direction.

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