Bishop Auckland's recently-elected Tory MP Dehenna Davison says she's been told to self-isolate as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Bishop AucklandParliamentary constituency
CON GAIN FROM LAB
- Votes: 24,067
- Vote share %: 53.7
- Vote share change: +6.8
- Votes: 16,105
- Vote share %: 35.9
- Vote share change: -12.1
The Brexit PartyNicholas Brown
- Votes: 2,500
- Vote share %: 5.6
- Vote share change: +5.6
Liberal DemocratRay Georgeson
- Votes: 2,133
- Vote share %: 4.8
- Vote share change: +2.0
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 7,962
- Registered voters: 68,170
- Change since 2017: +1.8
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The new Conservative MP for Bishop Auckland has vowed to champion policies to reduce violence.
Dehenna Davison told the Commons how when she was 13 her father was killed by a single punch from a man who admitted he was high on drink and drugs.
She thanked the NHS staff who fought to save him, and told MPs she wanted now to use her time in office to push for policies to help educate disadvantaged young people, rehabilitate offenders and give the police the resources they need to do their jobs.
Former Labour MP Helen Goodman said it was 'not a great surprise' that she lost her seat in last week's general election.
She went into Thursday's vote with a majority of 502 and the seat was won by Dehanna Davison, meaning a Conservative MP for the first time since the constituency was created in 1935.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address his new intake of Conservative MPs later as they arrive in Westminster to take their seats in Parliament.
Many of the 109 new MPs won in areas traditionally held by Labour in Thursday's election, which saw the Conservatives gain an 80-seat majority.
New Conservative MPs have been posting pictures of themselves on their first day including Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison.
Political Editor, BBC Look North
The North East has seen the equivalent of a political earthquake - the region has not seen as many seats change hands in one election in living memory.
Margaret Thatcher never had as many MPs in this region as Boris Johnson will have. And some now represent constituencies we were told would never vote Conservative.
Communities built on the steel industry, like Consett and Redcar, and former mining areas like Blyth Valley and Bishop Auckland have placed their trust in the Tories.
The Labour party chairman Ian Lavery, a former miner, survived by the skin of his teeth in Wansbeck. Laura Pidcock, a Corbynite who could have been in the running to be the next Labour leader, saw North West Durham's voters reject her.
So what happened? Get Brexit Done certainly resonated. The gains were all in leave-voting seats which seem to have blamed Labour for the parliamentary deadlock.
But Labour candidates will tell you that Jeremy Corbyn was a bigger issue on the doorstep. Not many of their voters wanted him anywhere near Number 10.
But there are dangers. Every economic study suggests it's the North East that will suffer the most harm from leaving the European Union. And just talking about the idea of a Northern Powerhouse will no longer be enough.
Constituents of these new Conservative MPs will expect them and their party to deliver Brexit, but also more investment in the North.
If you're just waking up here is what happened overnight across the North East:
- Newcastle Central was the first seat to be declared with Labour's Chi Onwurah keeping her seat but with a decreased majority
- The first shock of the night came when the Conservatives took Blyth Valley, which has been Labour since it was created in 1950
- There was further bad news for Labour when they lost Darlington, Stockton South, Redcar, Bishop Auckland, Sedgefield and North West Durham to the Conservatives. For Bishop Auckland and Redcar, it is the first Conservative MP they have had
- Labour has held on to all the other seats in the region, but in almost every case with a reduced majority
- The Brexit Party failed to win its top target of Hartlepool, with Labour holding on
Our political editor Richard Moss caught this snap of the jubilant winners in Bishop Auckland and Sedgefield, Dehenna Davison and Paul Howell:
Financial Times reporter Sebastian Payne outlines the sheer scale of how Labour's vote has disintegrated over 22 years, with the North East and Cumbria in particular focus:
Dehenna Davison has been elected as the MP for Bishop Auckland, beating Labour's Helen Goodman by 7,962 votes.
The Conservative Party overturned a 502 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.
It had been held by Labour since 1935.
Nicholas Brown of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Ray Georgeson came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 1.8 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 45,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
One of the four candidates, Ray Georgeson (Liberal Democrat) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.
This story was created using some automation.