Boris Johnson visits Sedgefield in north-east England, which has returned its first Conservative MP for 84 years, following the party's general election victory.Read more
CON GAIN FROM LAB
- Votes: 19,609
- Vote share %: 47.2
- Vote share change: +8.4
- Votes: 15,096
- Vote share %: 36.3
- Vote share change: -17.1
The Brexit PartyDavid Bull
- Votes: 3,518
- Vote share %: 8.5
- Vote share change: +8.5
Liberal DemocratDawn Welsh
- Votes: 1,955
- Vote share %: 4.7
- Vote share change: +2.8
- Votes: 994
- Vote share %: 2.4
- Vote share change: +0.7
- Votes: 394
- Vote share %: 0.9
- Vote share change: +0.9
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 4,513
- Registered voters: 64,325
- Change since 2017: -0.5
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If you're just waking up here is what happened overnight across the North East:
- Newcastle Central was the first seat to be declared with Labour's Chi Onwurah keeping her seat but with a decreased majority
- The first shock of the night came when the Conservatives took Blyth Valley, which has been Labour since it was created in 1950
- There was further bad news for Labour when they lost Darlington, Stockton South, Redcar, Bishop Auckland, Sedgefield and North West Durham to the Conservatives. For Bishop Auckland and Redcar, it is the first Conservative MP they have had
- Labour has held on to all the other seats in the region, but in almost every case with a reduced majority
- The Brexit Party failed to win its top target of Hartlepool, with Labour holding on
Our political editor Richard Moss caught this snap of the jubilant winners in Bishop Auckland and Sedgefield, Dehenna Davison and Paul Howell:
Paul Howell has been elected as the MP for Sedgefield, beating Labour's Phil Wilson by 4,513 votes.
The Conservative Party overturned a 6,059 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.
David Bull of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Dawn Welsh came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 0.5 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 42,000 people, 64.6% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
Three of the six candidates, Dawn Welsh (Liberal Democrat), John Furness (Green) and Michael Joyce (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Tony Blair's former ultra safe Labour seat of Sedgefield has been won by the Conservatives.
From a 25,000 majority for the former PM in 1997, it is now blue after Paul Howell secured a 4,513 Tory majority.
Says our political editor Richard Moss.
The Conservatives have been targeting this seat, along with Bishop Auckland, which they just secured in the last 20 minutes.