In 2017 General Election, only two seats changed hands in North East England.
Labour gained Stockton South from the Conservatives and in turn the Conservatives gained Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland from Labour. This meant that the number of seats by party did not change, 3 seats for the Conservatives and 26 for Labour.
Throughout North East England, Labour saw a rise of 8.6% in vote share and the Conservatives were up by 9.1%, whilst UKIP lost nearly two thirds of their vote share.
There was also a higher turnout this year too, seeing 80,000 more people going out and voting, up by 4.3% from 61.8% last year.
A Conservative hold in Hexham saw the highest turnout, 75.7%, followed by Labour’s Tynemouth, with 73.4%.
The Labour constituencies of North Tyneside and Newcastle Upon Tyne East enjoyed the highest majorities, of 19,284 and 19,261 respectively.