Ian Levy got 17,440 votes to win the seat which has been held by Labour since it was created in 1950.Read more
Washington & Sunderland WestParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 15,941
- Vote share %: 42.5
- Vote share change: -18.2
- Votes: 12,218
- Vote share %: 32.6
- Vote share change: +3.7
The Brexit PartyHoward Brown
- Votes: 5,439
- Vote share %: 14.5
- Vote share change: +14.5
Liberal DemocratCarlton West
- Votes: 2,071
- Vote share %: 5.5
- Vote share change: +3.2
- Votes: 1,005
- Vote share %: 2.7
- Vote share change: +1.4
- Votes: 839
- Vote share %: 2.2
- Vote share change: -4.6
Change compared with 2017
- LAB majority: 3,723
- Registered voters: 66,273
- Change since 2017: -3.7
Find a constituency
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.