Labour retained seats in Newcastle and Sunderland in the first results declared in the general election.Read more
Sunderland CentralParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Julie Elliott||Votes 25,056||header_vote_share 55.5||Net percentage change in seats +5.4|
|Robert Oliver||Votes 15,059||header_vote_share 33.4||Net percentage change in seats +10.0|
|Gary Leighton||Votes 2,209||header_vote_share 4.9||Net percentage change in seats -14.3|
|Niall Hodson||Votes 1,777||header_vote_share 3.9||Net percentage change in seats +1.3|
|Rachel Featherstone||Votes 705||header_vote_share 1.6||Net percentage change in seats -2.5|
|Sean Cockburn||Votes 305||header_vote_share 0.7||Net percentage change in seats +0.7|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and LAB majority
Julie Elliott retains Sunderland Central and says the country and her constituency need a Labour government.
BBC News Online
Labour's Julie Elliott saw her share of the vote in Sunderland South increase from 50% to 55.5% but her majority dropped by 1,182 votes.
Conservative Robert Oliver saw his share rise from 23% to 33% while UKIP's Gary Leighton's share dropped from 19% to 5%.
The count is probably taking longer in Sunderland Central than normal because the turnout was bigger.
About 62.1% of the electorate voted, about 5% more than in 2015.
Political Editor, BBC Look North
The Liberal Democrats have confirmed local councillor Niall Hodson will be their Sunderland Central candidate in the 8 June general election.
Labour MP Julie Elliott currently holds the seat with a majority of 11,179.
The dealine for potential MPs to submit their application forms is 11 May. The Lib Dems came fifth in the area in the 2015 election.
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- 20,959 total votes taken.
- 50.2% share of the total vote
- +4.3% change in share of the votes
- 9,780 total votes taken.
- 23.4% share of the total vote
- -6.7% change in share of the votes
- 7,997 total votes taken.
- 19.1% share of the total vote
- +16.6% change in share of the votes
- 1,706 total votes taken.
- 4.1% share of the total vote
- +4.1% change in share of the votes
- 1,105 total votes taken.
- 2.6% share of the total vote
- -14.3% change in share of the votes
- 215 total votes taken.
- 0.5% share of the total vote
- +0.5% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010