Published 28th June, 2019
We're living in strange times ... and the imminent Hart Ward by election has highlighted a conundrum which has baffled the Hartlepool Post. Word has it than an independent councillor has advertised on a Labour orientated social media site for an independent to stand against another independent. So when is an independent not an "independent" independent? Of course we wouldn't dream of considering it to be an attempt at vote splitting - surely that could never happen in Hartlepool? We're led to believe that the request largely fell on stony ground - something which is backed up by the eventual list of candidates. Still, its always good to know who your friends are.
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