My mayor, my monkey — ook!

A British soccer-team mascot campaigned for mayor of Hartlepool in his team uniform: A monkey-suit. He offered free bananas to schoolchildren. He won.

But Drummond, who will earn $77,000 a year as mayor, said Friday he is taking his new post seriously, and has resigned as the ape mascot of Hartlepool United Football Club.

“Forget about the monkey. The monkey was there only for promotion purposes. The monkey was just for publicity,” he told voters Friday, dressed in a business suit.

“I am Stuart Drummond, I am the Mayor of Hartlepool, not the monkey.”

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