Labour has gained an extra three seats on Hartlepool Borough Council, strengthening its hold on the authority. Labour now has 22 of the 33 council seats.
Darlington Borough Council also stays in Labour hands.
Guy Opperman has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Hexham.
There's been little change in the make-up of the five Tyne and Wear local councils. Labour has retained control of Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead, as well as North and SouthTyneside.
UKIP lost its two seats on South Tyneside Council to Labour.
Ronnie Campbell has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Blyth Valley.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been elected as the Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Berwick-upon-Tweed result breakdown:
Nigel Coghill-Marshall (UKIP) - 4,513
Scott Dickinson (Labour) - 6,042
Julie Pörksen (Liberal Democrats) - 11,689
Rachael Roberts (Green) - 1488
Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Conservative) - 16,603
Neil Humphry (English Democrats) - 88
The total turn out was 71.09%.
Rishi Sunak has been elected as the Conservative MP for Richmond, replacing former foreign secretary William Hague. Sunak has said that he has “impossible boots to fill.” He also responded to claims that he missed the count, saying that he arrived late so that he wouldn’t disturb the counters.
Sunak won the seat by a clear majority; UKIP candidate Matthew Cooke came second with 8,194 votes, taking 15.7% share of the vote after standing for the first time.
Cooke thanked his supporters and said he was proud to have “come second in the safest Conservative seat in the country.”
Richmond result breakdown with number of votes and percentage of the vote:
Rishi Sunak (Con) – 27,744 (51.38%)
Matthew Cooke (UKIP) – 8,194 (15.17%)
Mike Hill (Lab) – 7,124 (13.19%)
John Harris (Lib Dem) – 3,465 (6.42%)
John Blackie (Ind) – 3,348 (6.20%)
Leslie Rowe (Green) – 2,313 (4.28%)
Robin Scott (Ind) – 1,811 (3.35%)
Ian Lavery has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Wansbeck.
Tom Blenkinsop, the re-elected Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East has spoken about Labour’s defeat at the polls. He says that the defeat is “reminiscent of some of the worst times I and others had growing up.”
Nigel Adams has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Selby & Ainsty.