The Conservatives have won the Hartlepool by-election, taking the constituency for the first time since it was created almost 50 years ago. Jill Mortimer defeated Labour candidate Dr Paul Williams by 6,940 votes to become the first woman ever to be elected as MP for the town. The newly elected MP described it as a "truly historic result and a momentous day". Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Hopes of a Labour revival under Sir Keir Starmer have suffered a blow after the Conservative Party comfortably won the Hartlepool by-election.The Leave-supporting North East constituency went blue for the first time in its 47-year-old history, as Boris Johnson demolished another brick in Labour’s so-called “red wall”.
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