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

Newcastle upon Tyne East

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Nick Brown
    • Votes: 26,049
    • Vote share %: 60.1
    • Vote share change: -7.5
  2. Conservative
    Robin Gwynn
    • Votes: 10,586
    • Vote share %: 24.4
    • Vote share change: +3.1
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Wendy Taylor
    • Votes: 4,535
    • Vote share %: 10.5
    • Vote share change: +4.3
  4. Green
    Nick Hartley
    • Votes: 2,195
    • Vote share %: 5.1
    • Vote share change: +3.2

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 15,463
  • Registered voters: 63,796
  • % share:
    68.0%
  • Change since 2017: +0.8

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 60.1%
Conservative 24.4%
Liberal Democrat 10.5%
Green 5.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +4.3 Gained
  • Green +3.2 Gained
  • Conservative +3.1 Gained
  • Labour -7.5 Lost

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Ruth Holliday

BBC Newcastle

Chatted to Labour’s Nick Brown after his decisive Newcastle East win - with a reduced majority.

He says climate change was his big campaign issue - and that he hates December elections.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne East: Labour hold

Shadow chief whip Nick Brown has been re-elected as the MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne East, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Robin Gwynn by 15,463 votes, 3,798 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Wendy Taylor of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Nick Hartley came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 0.8 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 43,000 people, 68% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

All four candidates keep their deposits, after receiving more than 5% of the votes.

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BreakingLabour holds two more seats

Nick Brown has held his Newcastle East seat for Labour, as has Julie Elliott in Sunderland Central, albeit with a reduced majority.

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More than half of ballot boxes in Newcastle already

Ruth Holliday

BBC Newcastle

The boxes are arriving at the Newcastle count.

The 127 ballot boxes will be counted by 283 count assistants with 475 staff overall at Northumbria University Sport Central.

They include 30 students from Northumbria University acting as runners

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