General Election results – North East tide turns

Only one Conservative seat remained in the North East after a landslide Labour victory all but wiped the Tories out in large parts of the country.

Labour gained Hexham, which had been the constituency of transport minister Guy Opperman and a Conservative stronghold for nearly 100 years.

Labour also took North Northumberland ahead of Conservatives in second, as senior Tory, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, an adviser to Boris Johnson and Liz Truss in government, lost her seat.

The red wall losses in 2019 were reversed in many areas.

Some of those Labour gains from Conservatives:

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Darlington
  • Hexham
  • Middlesbrough South and east Cleveland
  • Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor
  • North Northumberland
  • Redcar
  • Scarborough and Whitby

Only Matt Vickers in Stockton West clung on for the Conservatives.

As in previous elections, the North East produced the first result declared. At 11:18pm, Houghton & Sunderland South was announced as a win for Labour shadow education secretary, Bridget Philippson. Reform was second, way ahead of Conservatives.

Breakdown of North east’s 27 seats

  • Labour: 26
  • Conservative: 1

How the vote compares with the last election

Credit: General Election Tracker by Open Innovations is licensed under CC BY 4.0


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