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

Wansbeck

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Ian Lavery
    • Votes: 17,124
    • Vote share %: 42.3
    • Vote share change: -15.1
  2. Conservative
    Jack Gebhard
    • Votes: 16,310
    • Vote share %: 40.3
    • Vote share change: +7.5
  3. The Brexit Party
    Eden Webley
    • Votes: 3,141
    • Vote share %: 7.8
    • Vote share change: +7.8
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Stephen Psallidas
    • Votes: 2,539
    • Vote share %: 6.3
    • Vote share change: +1.5
  5. Green
    Steve Leyland
    • Votes: 1,217
    • Vote share %: 3.0
    • Vote share change: +1.3
  6. Christian Peoples Alliance
    Michael Flynn
    • Votes: 178
    • Vote share %: 0.4
    • Vote share change: +0.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 814
  • Registered voters: 63,339
  • % share:
    64.0%
  • Change since 2017: -4.4

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 42.3%
Conservative 40.3%
The Brexit Party 7.8%
Liberal Democrat 6.3%
Green 3.0%
Christian Peoples Alliance 0.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +7.8 Gained
  • Conservative +7.5 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.5 Gained
  • Green +1.3 Gained
  • Christian Peoples Alliance +0.4 Gained
  • Labour -15.1 Lost

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Full statement from Ian Lavery on his decision not to stand for Labour leader

Lavery backs Long-Bailey for Labour leader

BBC News

Labour Party chairman and MP for Wansbeck Ian Lavery (pictured) has said he will not stand for the leadership role.

His decision follows Rebecca Long-Bailey's decision to join the race.

Ian Lavery
PA Media

The shadow business secretary says the party needs a "proud socialist" to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Lavery said he would not be standing himself and threw his "full support" behind Ms Long-Bailey.

The nominations for the three-month contest formally open today, and the six candidates will take questions from MPs in Parliament later.

North East has seen 'political earthquake'

Richard Moss

Political Editor, BBC Look North

The North East has seen the equivalent of a political earthquake - the region has not seen as many seats change hands in one election in living memory.

Margaret Thatcher never had as many MPs in this region as Boris Johnson will have. And some now represent constituencies we were told would never vote Conservative.

Communities built on the steel industry, like Consett and Redcar, and former mining areas like Blyth Valley and Bishop Auckland have placed their trust in the Tories.

The Labour party chairman Ian Lavery, a former miner, survived by the skin of his teeth in Wansbeck. Laura Pidcock, a Corbynite who could have been in the running to be the next Labour leader, saw North West Durham's voters reject her.

So what happened? Get Brexit Done certainly resonated. The gains were all in leave-voting seats which seem to have blamed Labour for the parliamentary deadlock.

But Labour candidates will tell you that Jeremy Corbyn was a bigger issue on the doorstep. Not many of their voters wanted him anywhere near Number 10.

But there are dangers. Every economic study suggests it's the North East that will suffer the most harm from leaving the European Union. And just talking about the idea of a Northern Powerhouse will no longer be enough.

Constituents of these new Conservative MPs will expect them and their party to deliver Brexit, but also more investment in the North.

North East 'to play a key role in tonight's Tory victory'

Richard Moss

Political Editor, BBC Look North

It is becoming crystal clear that Labour have had a catastrophic night in the North East of England.

The Conservatives are winning in places they've never won before, and in places even they probably didn't expect to win.

The party threw its resources into its top targets - Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Stockton South. Darlington is already in the bag, the other two will surely fall.

What's remarkable though is the Tory performance in other seats. The party deliberately didn't divert too much effort into the next tier of potential targets. Yet some are falling, and some have become highly marginal.

Conservatives break Labour's 50-year hold in Blyth Valley

Wansbeck - the location of the last mine to close in the North East - came close to falling. Ian Levy became the first Conservative MP to be elected in another former mining seat - Blyth Valley.

And now Wansbeck, Redcar and North West Durham are in peril. The tectonic plates are shifting.

Is this a long term shift? Or are Labour voters lending Boris Johnson their votes to get Brexit over the line?

Either way, the North East is going to play a key role in tonight's Tory victory.

BreakingLabour Party chairman holds Wansbeck seat

Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery has held the Wansbeck seat but with a vastly reduced majority.

In the 2017 election he had a majority of 10,435, but that has been crushed to just 814.

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Wansbeck: Labour Party chairman re-elected

Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery has been re-elected as the MP for Wansbeck, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Jack Gebhard by 814 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

He has been the MP for Wansbeck since the 2010 general election.

Eden Webley of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Stephen Psallidas came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 4.4 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 41,000 people, 64% 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, Steve Leyland (Green) and Michael Flynn (Christian Peoples Alliance) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Wansbeck 'even closer' than Blyth Valley result

Anthony Day

BBC Newcastle

Hearing from sources here in Blyth that the full recount for the Wansbeck seat is because the vote is "even closer" than the result for the Blyth Valley (Conservatives now have a 712 majority there).

Result expected in 20 minutes.

Full recount in Wansbeck

If you were waiting for the result in Wansbeck, put the kettle on...

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