Hartlepool Borough Council

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Hartlepool Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Hartlepool Borough Council logo
Founded1 April 1974
Cllr Paul Beck, Labour
since 25 May 2017
Leader of the Council
Cllr Christopher Akers-Belcher, Labour
since 2 May 2013
Seats33 councillors [1]
Hartlepool Borough Council composition.svg
Political groups
     Labour Party (19)
Other parties
     Independent (7)
     Conservative Party (3)
     Putting Hartlepool First (3)
     UK Independence Party (1)
Last election
22 May 2014 (one third of councillors)
7 May 2015 (one third of councillors)
5 May 2016 (one third of councillors)
Next election
3 May 2018 (one third of councillors)
Meeting place
Civic Centre, Hartlepool

Hartlepool Borough Council is the local authority of the Borough of Hartlepool. It is a unitary authority, with the powers and functions of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. Since 2 May 2013 the council has used the leader and cabinet model of executive arrangements. Between 2002 and 2013 it used rarer mayor and cabinet model with a directly elected mayor of Hartlepool. The current civic mayor of Hartlepool for the 2017/2018 municipal year is Councillor Paul Beck.


The executive function of Hartlepool Borough Council was controlled by a directly elected mayor of Hartlepool from 2002 to 2013.

Political control[edit]

Since 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2000
No overall control 2000–2004
Labour 2004–2008
No overall control 2008–2010
Labour 2010–present


  1. ^ "Councillors". Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Hartlepool". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.