Published Thursday, 8th September 2022

Today’s by-election for the vacant Foggy Furze seat on Hartlepool Borough Council saw Carole Thompson (Labour Party) elected as a borough Councillor.

The election continued despite the sad passing of Her Majesty the Queen as we were advised there is no legal provision to suspend a poll in the event that the monarch passes during the hours of that election.

The full result is therefore as follows:

Barry McKinstray

Liberal Democrat


Pamela Shurmer

Conservative Party


Connor Stallard



Carole Thompson

Labour Party


The turnout was 15.79%.

A silence was held at 10pm before the count commenced.