Ian Levy got 17,440 votes to win the seat which has been held by Labour since it was created in 1950.Read more
Durham NorthParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 18,639
- Vote share %: 44.2
- Vote share change: -15.7
- Votes: 13,897
- Vote share %: 32.9
- Vote share change: +3.0
The Brexit PartyPeter Telford
- Votes: 4,693
- Vote share %: 11.1
- Vote share change: +11.1
Liberal DemocratCraig Martin
- Votes: 2,879
- Vote share %: 6.8
- Vote share change: +2.2
- Votes: 1,126
- Vote share %: 2.7
- Vote share change: +2.7
- Votes: 961
- Vote share %: 2.3
- Vote share change: +2.3
Change compared with 2017
- LAB majority: 4,742
- Registered voters: 66,796
- Change since 2017: -1.5
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Kevan Jones has been re-elected as the MP for Durham North, with a significantly decreased majority.
The Labour candidate beat Conservative Ed Parson by 4,742 votes, after winning by a margin of 12,939 votes in the 2017 election.
Peter Telford of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Craig Martin came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 1.5 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 42,000 people, 63.2% 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, Derek Morse (Green) and Ken Rollings (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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