Mayor of Hartlepool
|Preceded by||New Office|
|Born||29 November 1973 |
Stuart Drummond (born 29 November 1973) is the first directly-elected mayor of Hartlepool in North East England. Stewart Drummond (born 11 December 1975 in Preston) is an English professional footballer currently playing for Morecambe Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Hartlepool is a local government district and Borough in the Ceremonial county of County Durham, North East England North-East England is one of the nine official Regions of England and comprises the combined area of Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear  He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2005. 
Drummond was born 29 November 1973. Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. He gained an HND in business finance and languages at Salford University. A Higher National Diploma ( HND) is a Higher education qualification in the United Kingdom. The University of Salford is a Plate glass university based in Salford Greater Manchester, England, with approximately 20000 registered students  Before his election he had played the mascot - 'H'Angus the Monkey' - for Hartlepool United F.C.. H'Angus the Monkey is the official mascot of Hartlepool United F Hartlepool United Football Club are an English football team from Hartlepool playing in League One.
He stood for election to Mayor of the Borough of Hartlepool, a unitary authority in the north east of England, in 2002. See also Independent city A unitary authority is a type of Local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all Local government functions England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. He won the election narrowly, with 5,696 votes compared to the Labour candidate's 5,174. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The result was greeted with widespread hilarity, attracting attention far beyond Hartlepool. Canada's National Post newspaper ran the headline "Monkey wins mayoralty, regains human form". The National Post is a Canadian English-language national Newspaper based in Don Mills, Ontario, a district of 
After his election, Drummond stood down as mascot. A local story suggests that local bookmakers set bets on the outcome of the election, with high odds against H'Angus being elected, and local "Poolies" being what they are, went out, placed their bet and then placed their vote, ultimately to benefit from the odds. H'Angus the Monkey is the official mascot of Hartlepool United F
On 5 May 2005, Drummond was re-elected as the mayor of Hartlepool with an increased majority of 10,205. Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Stuart failed to fulfill his free banana manifesto commitment due to a shortage of funds, although to his credit he did offer a sustainable option of free banana plants to all the town's schools. Drummond is most commonly found on home matches where he has a regular spot in the Mill House Stand, although he does refuse to talk politics during the match.
A campaign group set up in 2006 hopes to trigger a referendum that would abolish the office of mayor and instead create a leader and cabinet system of local government. 
|Mayor of Hartlepool|
2002 – Present