Bid to force referendum over Mayor

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A CAMPAIGNING resident is hoping to force a mayoral referendum after submitting a petition backed by thousands of people.

More than 3,500 people have signed Christine Blakey’s petition calling for a referendum on the role of directly-elected mayor in Hartlepool.

Ms Blakey, Hartlepool Borough Council a resident representative, launched the petition through her Hear ‘n’ Hartlepool group and has spent the past few months collecting signatures.


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