2017 General Election: What happened in the North East?

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.