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

Houghton & Sunderland South

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Bridget Phillipson
    • Votes: 16,210
    • Vote share %: 40.7
    • Vote share change: -18.7
  2. Conservative
    Christopher Howarth
    • Votes: 13,095
    • Vote share %: 32.9
    • Vote share change: +3.2
  3. The Brexit Party
    Kevin Yuill
    • Votes: 6,165
    • Vote share %: 15.5
    • Vote share change: +15.5
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Paul Edgeworth
    • Votes: 2,319
    • Vote share %: 5.8
    • Vote share change: +3.6
  5. Green
    Richard Bradley
    • Votes: 1,125
    • Vote share %: 2.8
    • Vote share change: +1.1
  6. UKIP
    Richard Elvin
    • Votes: 897
    • Vote share %: 2.3
    • Vote share change: -3.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 3,115
  • Registered voters: 68,828
  • % share:
    57.8%
  • Change since 2017: -3.0

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 40.7%
Conservative 32.9%
The Brexit Party 15.5%
Liberal Democrat 5.8%
Green 2.8%
UKIP 2.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +15.5 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.6 Gained
  • Conservative +3.2 Gained
  • Green +1.1 Gained
  • UKIP -3.5 Lost
  • Labour -18.7 Lost

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Labour MP says party must change

Bridget Phillipson retained Houghton and Sunderland South for Labour and said her party must change.

Her 3,115 majority over the Tories was significantly down from 12,341 in 2017.

She said: "The Labour Party was founded to advance the interests of working people and we are failing in that mission if we don't secure the confidence of enough working people in the country to form a government."

Houghton and Sunderland South graphic
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Labour MP's majority cut 'hugely significant'

Fergus Hewison

BBC Newcastle political reporter

Not as seismic as the result in Blyth Valley of course, but Bridget Phillipson’s majority in Houghton & Sunderland South being cut from more than 12,000 to just over 3,000 is hugely significant.

Sunderland Central result up next and it’s even closer we’re told.

Houghton & Sunderland South: Labour hold

Bridget Phillipson has been re-elected as the MP for Houghton & Sunderland South, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Christopher Howarth by 3,115 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

The constituency was the second to declare its result, having been the first in 2015.

Kevin Yuill of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Paul Edgeworth came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 40,000 people, 57.8% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Two of the six candidates, Richard Bradley (Green) and Richard Elvin (UKIP) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingLabour holds Houghton & Sunderland South

Labour's Bridget Phillipson has held Houghton & Sunderland South with 16,210 votes.

Labour council leader 'confident of keeping three seats'

Fergus Hewison

BBC Newcastle political reporter

All the ballot boxes are now in at the Sunderland count - by 22.22.

Labour leader of the city council Graeme Miller tells me he’s confident his party will retain the three seats but admits vote share will be squeezed by some voters staying away.

Sunderland count
BBC

What time will this all start happening then?

Glad you asked!

So Newcastle and Sunderland have recently shared the honour of being the first constituency to declare.

Houghton and Sunderland South had been the first constituency to declare its results in the 2010 and 2015 general elections, but in 2017 Newcastle Central just pipped it to the post by declaring at 22:53.

On that occasion it was Labour's Chi Onwurah who had the honour of being named the first MP of the election.

Chi Onwurah
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