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

Sunderland Central

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Julie Elliott
    • Votes: 18,336
    • Vote share %: 42.2
    • Vote share change: -13.4
  2. Conservative
    Tom D'Silva
    • Votes: 15,372
    • Vote share %: 35.4
    • Vote share change: +2.0
  3. The Brexit Party
    Viral Parikh
    • Votes: 5,047
    • Vote share %: 11.6
    • Vote share change: +11.6
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Niall Hodson
    • Votes: 3,025
    • Vote share %: 7.0
    • Vote share change: +3.0
  5. Green
    Rachel Featherstone
    • Votes: 1,212
    • Vote share %: 2.8
    • Vote share change: +1.2
  6. Independent
    Dale McKenzie
    • Votes: 484
    • Vote share %: 1.1
    • Vote share change: +1.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 2,964
  • Registered voters: 72,672
  • % share:
    59.8%
  • Change since 2017: -2.2

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 42.2%
Conservative 35.4%
The Brexit Party 11.6%
Liberal Democrat 7.0%
Green 2.8%
Independent 1.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +11.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.0 Gained
  • Conservative +2.0 Gained
  • Green +1.2 Gained
  • Independent +1.1 Gained
  • Labour -13.4 Lost

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Sunderland Central: Labour hold

Julie Elliott has been re-elected as the MP for Sunderland Central, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Tom D'Silva by 2,964 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Viral Parikh of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Niall Hodson came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.2 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 43,000 people, 59.8% 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, Rachel Featherstone (Green) and Dale McKenzie (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingLabour holds two more seats

Nick Brown has held his Newcastle East seat for Labour, as has Julie Elliott in Sunderland Central, albeit with a reduced majority.

More to follow.

Labour council leader 'confident of keeping three seats'

Fergus Hewison

BBC Newcastle political reporter

All the ballot boxes are now in at the Sunderland count - by 22.22.

Labour leader of the city council Graeme Miller tells me he’s confident his party will retain the three seats but admits vote share will be squeezed by some voters staying away.

Sunderland count
BBC

Will Sunderland win first declaration battle?

Ballot boxes are being rushed in for the count in Sunderland.

It has traditionally been the quickest to reveal the first result of the night - usually within an hour of voting ending. From 1992 until 2015 the first election result was announced there.

However, it was pipped to the post by near neighbours Newcastle in 2017, which beat them by a clear nine minutes.

Sunderland count
PA

What time will this all start happening then?

Glad you asked!

So Newcastle and Sunderland have recently shared the honour of being the first constituency to declare.

Houghton and Sunderland South had been the first constituency to declare its results in the 2010 and 2015 general elections, but in 2017 Newcastle Central just pipped it to the post by declaring at 22:53.

On that occasion it was Labour's Chi Onwurah who had the honour of being named the first MP of the election.

Chi Onwurah
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CCTV released of man attacking politician's office

Police have released CCTV footage of a man smashing two windows at a politician's office.

They were called to Julie Elliott's office in Norfolk Street, Sunderland, at 23:15 on Saturday 9 November but the suspect had fled.

Ms Elliott has been the Labour MP for Sunderland Central since 2010 and is standing for re-election in December.

No-one was in the building at the time of the attack but it was worrying for her staff, she said.

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