Hartlepool set for council by-election: Who will get your vote?

Hartlepool Civic Centre
Hartlepool Civic Centre

Voters will go to the polls to elect a new councillor for Hartlepool’s Victoria ward this week.

It has been called after the resignation of Labour councillor Trisha Lawton in September for family reasons. Three candidates are vying for her seat in Thursday’s poll. Here, they set out their reasons why they believe they deserve to win.