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