Congratulations to our new UKIP Hartlepool Councillors John Tennant, Bob Buchan and Shane Moore!
Our strong team of five Councillors will now form the official opposition on Hartlepool Council.
The newly elected Councillors in Hartlepool have made the following statements:
Shane Moore: “I am immensely proud to have been elected to represent Headland and Harbour and pay tribute to my family and friends who have helped me over the line. UKIP is on the rise in Hartlepool and we intend to lead by example, creating an effective opposition to the unpopular Labour group.”
Bob Buchan “I’d like to thank the people of Fens and Rossmere for giving me a strong mandate, their confidence will be honoured and I shall get on with the job of being a good, trustworthy and effective Councillor”
John Tennant ” I’m hugely honoured to be elected on May 5th and indeed incredibly pleased with our results overall, UKIP is the opposition in Hartlepool and we have demonstrated that. I look forward to putting Labour under the microscope and fight hard for my ward residents
UKIP North East MEP Jonathan Arnott commented “I am absolutely delighted that UKIP is now the official opposition on Hartlepool Council. We have fought a great campaign, gained three seats, and could easily have gained more. The gains are a credit to everyone who helped to turn huge swathes of this town purple.
The real hard work starts now. We have to prove that our new councillors can do an excellent job in representing their constituents. We have toprove that UKIP can be a credible opposition in the Council chamber, holding an appallingly complacent Hartlepool Labour Party to account. I know that John, Shane and Bob will relish the opportunity to do just that.
But it’s not just in Hartlepool where we’re making progress. UKIP activists have worked incredibly hard to achieve good results across the region. It’s heartening to see just how many places there now are where UKIP are strong, credible challengers to Labour and this bodes well for our future in Sunderland, Newcastle and South Tyneside. When we have the results for North Tyneside and Gateshead, I’m sure they will be just as positive.”
Fens and Rossmere:
Bob Buchan (UKIP) 1191
Tom Casey (Green) 134
Dennis Loynes (Con) 240
Ann Marshall (Lab) 769
Headland and Harbour:
Jim Ainslie (Lab) 617
Chris Broadbent (Con) 117
Shane Moore (UKIP) 619
Robbie Payne (Lab)
648 John Tennant (UKIP) 754
Jayne Wells (Con) 150