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The 9-meter inflatable was installed near the entrance to the recreation center where the counting of the by-elections took place last night. The Tories took the siege in County Durham in a humiliating blow to Keir Starmer and his Labor Party, who had viewed the siege as a stronghold.

Speaking exclusively to the Daily Express today, the man behind the Boris inflatable mystery said: “Today we wanted to signify historic victory.

“It was the consensus that the Conservatives were always going to win here. In fact, it got to the point where I didn’t know anyone who was going to vote for Labor.

“We wouldn’t have put it in place if Boris’s party hadn’t won. It was to mark the victory. His party has not had control of Hartlepool for decades, perhaps never.

“It was really an adrenaline rush.”

The father, who does not want to be named, is part of a group that called themselves “The Hartlepool Wombles”.

They say they are on a mission to spread joy after this difficult year and to show their city in a positive light.

And the video on Teesside Live shows the cartoon inflatable outside the recreation center last night, as votes for Jill Mortimer, a farmer from Thirsk, North Yorkshire, was gradually winning out over supporters of Dr Paul Williams of Labor.

The ‘The representative for Hartlepool Wombles, who had the inflatable manufactured and printed in Japan, added: “We realized that the Labor candidate had lost and therefore decided to put the inflatable in place in the early hours of the morning.

“People were curious. They wanted to see something a little different.”

Ms Mortimer described her victory in the by-elections as a “truly historic result”.

Speaking after the result, the newly elected MP said: ‘I am incredibly proud of the campaign my team and I have carried out in Hartlepool – it is based on local issues that genuinely concern the community here, and I would like to thank all the inhabitants of this great city who responded so positively.

“I am also extremely proud to be the first Tory MP in Hartlepool for 57 years.

“Not only that, I am the first woman to be elected MP from this city.”

She continued, “This is a truly historic result and a day to remember.

“Labor has taken the people of Hartlepool for granted for too long.

“I have heard this over and over again on my doorstep and people have had enough and now, thanks to this result, people have spoken and made it clear that it is time for a change.”

Defeated Labor candidate Dr Williams tweeted: “A big thank you to everyone who voted for me at Hartlepool and to the amazing Labor volunteers who worked so hard for the kids in school.”

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This notice was published: 2021-05-07 11:11:00