Labour retained seats in Newcastle and Sunderland in the first results declared in the general election.Read more
Houghton & Sunderland SouthParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Bridget Phillipson||Votes 24,665||header_vote_share 59.5||Net percentage change in seats +4.3|
|Paul Howell||Votes 12,324||header_vote_share 29.7||Net percentage change in seats +11.3|
|Michael Joyce||Votes 2,379||header_vote_share 5.7||Net percentage change in seats -15.8|
|Paul Edgeworth||Votes 908||header_vote_share 2.2||Net percentage change in seats +0.1|
|Richard Bradley||Votes 725||header_vote_share 1.7||Net percentage change in seats -1.1|
|Mick Watson||Votes 479||header_vote_share 1.2||Net percentage change in seats +1.2|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and LAB majority
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.
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.
Ballot boxes arrive at the Sunderland count as they race to be the first to declare, amid heavy security.
BBC Look North
Turnout for Houghton and Sunderland South is 61%.
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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- 21,218 total votes taken.
- 55.1% share of the total vote
- +4.8% change in share of the votes
- 8,280 total votes taken.
- 21.5% share of the total vote
- +18.8% change in share of the votes
- 7,105 total votes taken.
- 18.5% share of the total vote
- -3.0% change in share of the votes
- 1,095 total votes taken.
- 2.8% share of the total vote
- +2.8% change in share of the votes
- 791 total votes taken.
- 2.1% share of the total vote
- -11.9% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010