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South ShieldsParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 17,273
- Vote share %: 45.6
- Vote share change: -15.9
- Votes: 7,688
- Vote share %: 20.3
- Vote share change: -5.6
The Brexit PartyGlenn Thompson
- Votes: 6,446
- Vote share %: 17.0
- Vote share change: +17.0
- Votes: 3,658
- Vote share %: 9.7
- Vote share change: +9.7
Liberal DemocratWilliam Shepherd
- Votes: 1,514
- Vote share %: 4.0
- Vote share change: +2.3
- Votes: 1,303
- Vote share %: 3.4
- Vote share change: -0.1
Change compared with 2017
- LAB majority: 9,585
- Registered voters: 62,793
- Change since 2017: -3.9
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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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Emma Lewell-Buck has held South Shields for Labour, with a 15.9% cut in her majority.
The first ballot boxes have arrived in North Shields:
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.
Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June: