It’s your vote

Will you be voting in today’s election and referendum?

Thousands of Hartlepool residents were heading to the polls today to vote for which councillors they want to represent them.

There are seats available in all of the town’s 17 wards except Elwick, which was up for grabs last year.

The local elections are being held on the same day as the Alternative Vote (AV) referendum, which could see the way we elect MPs transformed.