Labour pledge to support new-look council in 'any way they can' for Hartlepool's benefit
Hartlepool's Labour Group has announced a new leadership team and pledged to support the new council administration "in any way they can for the benefit of the town".
Councillor Brenda Harrison, who has been re-elected as leader, is joined by Councillor Jonathan Brash, who has been elected deputy leader.
Labour leaders said they respect the outcome of the local elections and asked for party politics to be put aside as the council moves forward.
“Party politics must now be put to one side and the Labour Group under my leadership will support this new administration in any way we can for the benefit of our town.”
The Labour Group have put forward a number of their councillors for a range of positions for consideration by the Conservative and independent coalition.
Cllr Brash said: “We will work with this new administration to improve Hartlepool for every resident and I hope in the spirit of cooperation they will consider our nominees on merit and what they can offer the town.
“We must all come together to put our town first.”
Labour have nominated councillors for numerous positions including council leader, ceremonial mayor, and chair of each committee.
Council positions for the coming year will be decided at full council later this month.