Mayor of Hartlepool
AppointerElectorate of Hartlepool
PrecursorCouncil Leader
Formation2 May 2002
First holderStuart Drummond
Final holderStuart Drummond
Abolished2 May 2013
SuccessionCouncil Leader

The Mayor of Hartlepool was the executive mayor of Hartlepool Borough Council in County Durham, England. Established in 2002 and abolished in 2013, all three terms of office were served by Stuart Drummond.

The office was established in 2002 following a referendum the previous year in which governance by a directly elected mayor was favoured over a cabinet system. Another referendum in 2012 produced the converse result, and the office was abolished in May 2013.[1]

Drummond was first elected in 2002[2] and was re-elected in 2005[3] and 2009.[4] Drummond was the first mayor in Britain to win a third term.[4]

Referendums

Mayor of Hartlepool referendum
18 October 2001
Choice Votes %
Elected Mayor
10,667 50.9
Cabinet System 10,294 49.1
Required majority 50
Total votes 20,961 100.00
Source: The Guardian[5]
Mayor of Hartlepool referendum
15 November 2012
Choice Votes %
Cabinet System
7,366 58.73
Elected Mayor 5,177 41.27
Required majority 50
Total votes 12,543 100.00
Source: BBC News [6]

Elections

Elections were held under the supplementary vote system.

2002

Main article: 2002 Hartlepool Council election § Mayoral election

Hartlepool Mayoral Election 2 May 2002 [7]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Independent Stuart Drummond 5,696 29.1% 1,699 7,395 52.2%
Labour Leo Gillen 5,438 27.8% 1,324 6,762 47.8%
Independent Ian Cameron 5,174 26.5%
Liberal Democrats Arthur Preece 1,675 8.6%
Conservative Stephen Close 1,561 8.0%
Independent win

2005

Hartlepool Mayoral Election 5 May 2005 [8]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Independent Stuart Drummond 14,227 42.1% 2,685 16,912 71.6%
Labour Carl Richardson 5,527 16.4% 1,180 6,707 28.4%
Independent Ian Cameron 4,272 12.6%
Hartlepool First Stephen Allison 3,765 11.1%
Independent Stan Kaiser 2,701 8.0%
Independent John Lauderdale 1,821 5.4%
Conservative Brenda Pearson 1,482 4.4%
Independent hold

2009

Hartlepool Mayoral Election 4 June 2009 [9]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Independent Stuart Drummond 5,268 24.5% 1,599 6,867 53.3%
Independent Ian Cameron 4,280 19.9% 1,743 6,023 46.7%
Labour Chris Simmons 2,921 13.6%
UKIP Martyn Aiken 1,844 8.6%
Independent Tony Morrell 1,457 6.8%
BNP Cheryl Dunn 1,352 6.3%
Conservative David Young 1,092 5.1%
Independent Jim Gillespie 986 4.6%
Independent Iris Ryder 594 2.8%
Independent Alison Willetts 564 2.6%
Liberal Democrats Lynne Gillam 464 2.2%
Independent Barbara Jackson 461 2.2%
Independent Christine Blakey 204 1.0%
Independent hold

List of mayors

Political party Name Entered office Left office
Independent Stuart Drummond 2 May 2002 2 May 2013 (system abolition)

References

  1. ^ "Referendum Result". Hartlepool Council. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Voters snub parties in mayor polls". BBC. 8 October 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Winning 'monkey' mayor gains wife". BBC. 6 May 2005. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Hartlepool Mayor wins third term". BBC. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Mayoral referendum results". The Guardian. 2011. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Hartlepool rejects electoral mayoral role". The BBC. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Local Elections in England: 2 May 2002" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 9 May 2002. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Local and Mayoral elections 2005" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 31 December 2005. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Mayoral Election Results - 4 June 2009". Hertlepool Borough Council. 4 June 2009. Archived from the original on 2 September 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013.