The Hartlepool election result has come in and Cheryl Dunn of the BNP achieved 4th place with 157 votes in a ward which the BNP has never contested.
The final results were:
Lib Dems: 166
Cheryl now looks forward to standing in the Hartlepool mayoral election on 4th June, on the same day as the European elections. Teesside BNP will also be contesting the North Ormesby by election just a few days before 4th June.