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

South Shields

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Emma Lewell-Buck
    • Votes: 17,273
    • Vote share %: 45.6
    • Vote share change: -15.9
  2. Conservative
    Oni Oviri
    • Votes: 7,688
    • Vote share %: 20.3
    • Vote share change: -5.6
  3. The Brexit Party
    Glenn Thompson
    • Votes: 6,446
    • Vote share %: 17.0
    • Vote share change: +17.0
  4. Independent
    Geoff Thompson
    • Votes: 3,658
    • Vote share %: 9.7
    • Vote share change: +9.7
  5. Liberal Democrat
    William Shepherd
    • Votes: 1,514
    • Vote share %: 4.0
    • Vote share change: +2.3
  6. Green
    Sarah McKeown
    • Votes: 1,303
    • Vote share %: 3.4
    • Vote share change: -0.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 9,585
  • Registered voters: 62,793
  • % share:
    60.3%
  • Change since 2017: -3.9

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 45.6%
Conservative 20.3%
The Brexit Party 17.0%
Independent 9.7%
Liberal Democrat 4.0%
Green 3.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +17.0 Gained
  • Independent +9.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.3 Gained
  • Green -0.1 Lost
  • Conservative -5.6 Lost
  • Labour -15.9 Lost

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South Shields: Labour hold

Emma Lewell-Buck has been re-elected as the MP for South Shields, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Oni Oviri by 9,585 votes, 4,923 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Glenn Thompson of the Brexit Party came third and independent candidate Geoff Thompson came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3.9 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 38,000 people, 60.3% 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, William Shepherd (Liberal Democrat) and Sarah McKeown (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Labour holds South Shields

Emma Lewell-Buck has held South Shields for Labour, with a 15.9% cut in her majority.

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Counting under way South Shields

The first ballot boxes have arrived in North Shields:

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Former South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck to stand for Labour after row

Former Labour South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has confirmed on Twitter she will be standing for the party in the seat at the upcoming general election.

She had previously appealed against her local party’s move to remove her as its candidate, ITV News said last month.

She was “triggered" by members of her constituency party earlier after seven out of the 10 local branches voted to have an open selection rather than automatically reselect her.

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Result: Labour hold South Shields

Labour retain South Shields with an increased share of the vote for Emma Lewell-Buck.

South Shields: Labour hold

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