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Labour sends its top guns to defend crucial byelection town
Hartlepool sees influx of big names to bolster traditional support

Toby Helm and Robyn Vinter

11, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Labour cries foul over union poll showing Tories on track to take Hartlepool
CWU-commissioned poll ‘cosying up to Conservatives’ in crucial byelection, party figures claim

Aubrey Allegretti

08, Apr, 2021 @10:47 AM

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In Hartlepool and beyond, Labour must reconnect with working-class voters to win | Jon Trickett
Ahead of the May byelection, New Labour diehards talk about ‘electability’ but ignore the need for a left agenda, says Labour MP Jon Trickett

Jon Trickett

07, Apr, 2021 @2:17 PM

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UK Covid: Johnson suggests testing for people returning from ‘green list’ countries could be simplified – as it happened
Prime minister says easyJet boss right to ask whether it would be possible to use lateral flow tests for some returning travellers

Andrew Sparrow

06, Apr, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Labour Hartlepool candidate to 'double efforts' to win byelection
Damning poll predicts Conservative victory, but Dr Paul Williams claims voters will ‘see through the Tories’

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

06, Apr, 2021 @2:59 PM

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Past and present Labour MPs square off in Hartlepool
Analysis: byelection tests Keir Starmer’s party against both Conservatives and former colleagues

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

02, Apr, 2021 @11:36 AM

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It should be Super Thursday for local elections but London still holds the reins | Rafael Behr
Local and mayoral elections feel all too ceremonial, because real power always seems to lie elsewhere, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

31, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Starmer backs shadow chancellor amid reshuffle rumours
Labour leader says he has ‘full confidence’ in Anneliese Dodds as party prepares for local elections

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

29, Mar, 2021 @2:24 PM

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Local party urged Labour leaders to 'find a way' to install Hartlepool candidate
Exclusive: letter seen by Guardian calls for Dr Paul Williams to be in place for byelection ‘without delay’

Heather Stewart

21, Mar, 2021 @10:31 PM

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Angela Rayner backs Labour’s Hartlepool candidate after old sexist tweet
Deputy party leader insists GP and former MP is best man for ‘red wall’ byelection seat

Michael Savage Policy editor

20, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Could Hartlepool sever ties with Labour for the first time in 60 years?
With a popular Tory mayor, tribal loyalties are blurring ahead of a byelection in the English port town

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

19, Mar, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Labour’s Hartlepool byelection candidate to be selected by Saturday
Frontline Covid doctor who backed People’s Vote favourite after fast-track nomination process that angered party left

Jessica Elgot and Josh Halliday

17, Mar, 2021 @5:26 PM

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