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After 650 of 650 seats

Houghton & Sunderland South

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD LAB HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Labour

Bridget Phillipson Votes 24,665 header_vote_share 59.5 Net percentage change in seats +4.3
Party

CON

Conservative

Paul Howell Votes 12,324 header_vote_share 29.7 Net percentage change in seats +11.3
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Michael Joyce Votes 2,379 header_vote_share 5.7 Net percentage change in seats -15.8
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Paul Edgeworth Votes 908 header_vote_share 2.2 Net percentage change in seats +0.1
Party

GRN

Green Party

Richard Bradley Votes 725 header_vote_share 1.7 Net percentage change in seats -1.1
Party

IND

Independent

Mick Watson Votes 479 header_vote_share 1.2 Net percentage change in seats +1.2

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

12,341

Turnout

60.9%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 59.5
Conservative 29.7
UKIP 5.7
Liberal Democrat 2.2
Green Party 1.7
Independent 1.2

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+11.3
Labour
+4.3
Independent
+1.2
Liberal Democrat
+0.1
Green Party
-1.1
UKIP
-15.8

Latest updates

One of the most famous sprints in the North East

Francesca Williams

BBC News

They're used to running at election time in Sunderland.

Houghton and Sunderland South has been the first constituency to declare its result since 1992 and it certainly has no intention of changing that tonight.

Just don't trip.

Young woman running with ballot box
PA

Labour increase Houghton and Sunderland South majority

Duncan Leatherdale

BBC News Online

Labour's Bridget Phillipson saw her share of the vote in Houghton and Sunderland South increase from 55% in 2015 to 60% this time around however her majority was down 597.

She secured 24,665 votes, twice as many as the Conservative's Paul Howell who got 12,324.

But Mr Howell did see his vote share increase from 18.5% in 2015 to 30% this time.

UKIP saw their share drop from 21.5% in 2015 to 6% in 2017.

Houghton & Sunderland South: Labour hold

Result graphic
BBC

Armed police watch over Sunderland count

Armed police watch over Sunderland count
Ballot boxes arrive at the Sunderland count as they race to be the first to declare, amid heavy security.

Turnout for Houghton and Sunderland South count

Alison Freeman

BBC Look North

Turnout for Houghton and Sunderland South is 61%.

Football loving weather presenter glued to the screen

The rest of the country might be biting its nails over the result of this election but, in parts of the North East, there's something else going on.

Houghton and Sunderland South might have a reputation for declaring first - but Newcastle is hot on its heels this year.

BBC Look North weather presenter Jen Bartram - a woman not unfamiliar with team rivalry - likens it to a Wear-Tyne derby.

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LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Bridget Phillipson
, have the following results:
  • 21,218 total votes taken.
  • 55.1% share of the total vote
  • +4.8% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Richard Elvin
, have the following results:
  • 8,280 total votes taken.
  • 21.5% share of the total vote
  • +18.8% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Stewart Hay
, have the following results:
  • 7,105 total votes taken.
  • 18.5% share of the total vote
  • -3.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Alan Robinson
, have the following results:
  • 1,095 total votes taken.
  • 2.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Jim Murray
, have the following results:
  • 791 total votes taken.
  • 2.1% share of the total vote
  • -11.9% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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