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Labour hold Durham County Council

Labour hold Durham County Council Credit: PA

Labour held County Durham but lost 22 seats.

Labour maintained their overwhelming majority, with 74 seats - down from 94.

The Conservatives gained six of those seats, Liberal Democrats five while 11 went to independent candidates.

Full result:

  • Labour - 74
  • Independent - 28
  • Liberal Democrats - 14
  • Conservatives - 10

Norma Redfearn re-elected as Mayor for North Tyneside

Norma Redfearn, Labour, has been elected as Mayor of North Tyneside Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Labour's Norma Redfearn has been re-elected as Mayor of North Tyneside.

A total of 52,921 voters turned out (34.25%) and Ms Redfearn was elected with 29,655 (56%) votes.

Full results:

  • Norma Redfearn, Labour - 29,655
  • Stewart Hay, Conservative - 16,164 votes
  • John Appleby, Liberal Democrats - 3,537
  • Stuart Houghton, UKIP - 3,248

Norma Redfearn has been the Mayor for North Tyneside since 2013.

There were no elections for ward councillors on this occasion so the political make up of North Tyneside Council remains as:

  • Labour: 51
  • Conservative: 7
  • Liberal Democrat: 2

Counting underway for Tees Valley's first Metro Mayor

Counting to determine the Tee's Valley's first elected Metro Mayor is not underway. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Counting to determine the Tee's Valley's first elected Metro Mayor is now underway.

The candidates running for the post are:

  • Labour - Sue Jeffey
  • Liberal Democrats - Chris Foote Wood
  • UKIP - John Tennant
  • Conservative - Ben Houchen
  • North East Party - John Tait
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