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

Washington & Sunderland West

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Labour
    Sharon Hodgson
    • Votes: 15,941
    • Vote share %: 42.5
    • Vote share change: -18.2
  2. Conservative
    Valerie Allen
    • Votes: 12,218
    • Vote share %: 32.6
    • Vote share change: +3.7
  3. The Brexit Party
    Howard Brown
    • Votes: 5,439
    • Vote share %: 14.5
    • Vote share change: +14.5
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Carlton West
    • Votes: 2,071
    • Vote share %: 5.5
    • Vote share change: +3.2
  5. Green
    Michal Chantkowski
    • Votes: 1,005
    • Vote share %: 2.7
    • Vote share change: +1.4
  6. UKIP
    Keith Jenkins
    • Votes: 839
    • Vote share %: 2.2
    • Vote share change: -4.6

Change compared with 2017


  • LAB majority: 3,723
  • Registered voters: 66,273
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -3.7

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 42.5%
Conservative 32.6%
The Brexit Party 14.5%
Liberal Democrat 5.5%
Green 2.7%
UKIP 2.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +14.5 Gained
  • Conservative +3.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.2 Gained
  • Green +1.4 Gained
  • UKIP -4.6 Lost
  • Labour -18.2 Lost

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Washington & Sunderland West: Labour hold

Sharon Hodgson has been re-elected as the MP for Washington & Sunderland West, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Valerie Allen by 3,723 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Howard Brown of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Carlton West came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3.7 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 38,000 people, 56.6% 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, Michal Chantkowski (Green) and Keith Jenkins (UKIP) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

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

MP weeps in commons while sharing her experience of stillbirths

The Labour MP for Washingon and Sunderland West broke down in the commons as she shared her own personal experience of having a still born baby.

Sharon Hodgson's daughter Lucy was delivered three days short of the required 24-week legal age to be considered viable, which meant her death was recorded as miscarriage, meaning she never officially existed.

Emotionally charged Commons hears stillbirth account

The heartbreaking admission came during a debate on a bill to allow heterosexual couples to form civil partnerships, and for all stillborn deaths to be registered.

Labour majority down in Washington and Sunderland West

Duncan Leatherdale

BBC News Online

Labour's Sharon Hodgson saw her share rise from 55% to 61% in Washington and Sunderland West but majority drop by 217 votes.

The Conservative's Jonathan Gullis saw his share rise from 19% to 29% while UKIP's Bryan Foster suffered a share drop from 20% to 7%.

Sunderland West: Labour hold

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