UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

Gateshead

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Ian Mearns
    • Votes: 20,450
    • Vote share %: 53.6
    • Vote share change: -11.5
  2. Conservative
    Jane MacBean
    • Votes: 13,250
    • Vote share %: 34.7
    • Vote share change: +10.8
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Peter Maughan
    • Votes: 2,792
    • Vote share %: 7.3
    • Vote share change: +3.3
  4. Green
    Rachel Cabral
    • Votes: 1,653
    • Vote share %: 4.3
    • Vote share change: +2.9

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 7,200
  • Registered voters: 64,449
  • % share:
    59.2%
  • Change since 2017: -5.4

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 53.6%
Conservative 34.7%
Liberal Democrat 7.3%
Green 4.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +10.8 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.3 Gained
  • Green +2.9 Gained
  • Labour -11.5 Lost

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Gateshead: Labour hold

Labour's Ian Mearns has been re-elected as the MP for Gateshead, with a decreased majority.

Mr Mearns, who has held the seat since 2010, beat Conservative candidate Jane MacBean by 7,200 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Peter Maughan of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Rachel Cabral came fourth.

Reflecting on the projected national result, Mr Mearns told the BBC: "It’s very bad news for the Labour Party, the country and particularly bad news for the North East if exit poll is as accurate as it was in 2017."

Voter turnout in Gateshead was down by 5.4 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 38,000 people, 59.2% 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, Rachel Cabral (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Exit poll 'bad news for the North East'

Catherine Peart

BBC Newcastle

Gateshead Labour MP Ian Mearns tells me: "It’s very bad news for the Labour Party, the country and particularly bad news for the North East if exit poll is as accurate as it was in 2017."

Is this the most festive house in Gateshead?

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BBC Local Live

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Christmas Lights
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Christmas Lights
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Christmas Lights
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BreakingResult: Labour wins Gateshead

Labour has held Gateshead with a win for Ian Mearns.

Gateshead: Labour hold

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