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Sunderland CentralParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 18,336
- Vote share %: 42.2
- Vote share change: -13.4
- Votes: 15,372
- Vote share %: 35.4
- Vote share change: +2.0
The Brexit PartyViral Parikh
- Votes: 5,047
- Vote share %: 11.6
- Vote share change: +11.6
Liberal DemocratNiall Hodson
- Votes: 3,025
- Vote share %: 7.0
- Vote share change: +3.0
- Votes: 1,212
- Vote share %: 2.8
- Vote share change: +1.2
- Votes: 484
- Vote share %: 1.1
- Vote share change: +1.1
Change compared with 2017
- LAB majority: 2,964
- Registered voters: 72,672
- Change since 2017: -2.2
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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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Nick Brown has held his Newcastle East seat for Labour, as has Julie Elliott in Sunderland Central, albeit with a reduced majority.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.