When questioned on ITV News Tyne Tees about when the next election might be, the MP for Berwick Upon Tweed said "not before 2019".Read the full story ›
A total of 37 seats were up for grabs on Thursday. Here is a run-down of how they stand nowRead the full story ›
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery was the national co-ordinator for Jeremy Corbyn's election campaign, which saw the party make gainsRead the full story ›
The North East political map could be a game of 'spot the difference' following the 2017 General Election with only two seats changing handsRead the full story ›
Jonathan Arnott has resigned as UKIP General Secretary. The North East MEP, said he couldn't 'stay silent any longer'.Read the full story ›
Labour held on to its North East heartland, retaining seats right across the region. Both Labour and the Conservatives increased their share of the vote at the expense of UKIP, which even saw its vote decline heavily in Hartlepool - its key target seat in the North East.
WATCH: UKIP's Philip Broughton avoids questions from our reporter:
In a night of surprises, the biggest shock result for the North East was in Stockton South, where the former Conservative minister, James Wharton, lost his seat. The Labour and Conservative vote increased, with UKIP and the Liberal Democrats losing out.
Watch Claire Montgomery's report:
Helen Goodman has hung on to her Bishop Auckland seat for Labour, despite predictions it would go to the Conservatives.
She told ITV News Tyne Tees the Tories "over-stretched themselves" when they tried to create a political earthquake in the North East:
So Britain is heading for a hung Parliament. Here is a selection of standout quotes from a frantic election night.Read the full story ›