Labour has taken all 18 seats up for grabs this time on South Tyneside Council.
Three new faces joined the Council.
**Joan Margaret Keegan who was elected as the new Labour councillor for the Monkton ward.
**Liz McHugh who represents Labour in the Hebburn North ward
**Labour Councillor David Townsley who takes over from Conservative Councillor Jeff Milburn in the Cleadon and East Boldon ward.
The new political make-up of the Council is:
Labour - 53
Independent – Putting People First party - 1
- The overall turnout was 33.8 per cent, compared to 58.8 per cent in 2015
- 38835 votes were cast out of a total electorate of 114981.
Voter turnout in the Newcastle and Sunderland elections were:
- 32.5% Sunderland
- 40% Newcastle
Labour GAIN Cleadon and East Boldon from the Conservatives on South Tyneside
A recount was ordered earlier.
It means there are now no Tory councillors on South Tyneside council.
- Labour - 18 seats
- Liberal Democrat - 7 seats
- Independent - 1 seat
- UK Independence Party - 0 seats
- Conservatives 0 seats
- Green Party 0 seats -
- It's Time to Put Newcastle First - 0 seats -
- Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts - 0 seats
- Communist Party of Britain - 0 seats
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It's believed there is a recount being ordered for the only Tory seat on South Tyneside Council.
Turnout in Sunderland averaging in the mid to high 20s (%).
See the full results from Sunderland Council here
Counting is well underway in the North Tyneside mayoral referendum.
Voters there have been deciding whether or not to keep the elected Mayor.
Result just in - Labour HOLD Sunderland council.
The full breakdown:
- Labour now has 22 seats (two gains and one loss)
- Conservative hold two seats
- Liberal Democrats gain 1 seat