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.
Rachel Maskell has been elected as the Labour MP for York Central.
Julian Sturdy has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for York Outer.
The party have seen a significant rise in the share of the vote. They have come second in many seats in the North East, challenging Labour.
UKIP saw one of their biggest rises in Hartlepool, taking in 27.99% of the vote. Iain Wright was re-elected as the constituency's Labour MP.
Hartlepool result breakdown with number of votes and percentage of the vote:
Iain Wright (Lab) – 14,076 (35.64%)
Phillip Broughton (UKIP) – 11,052 (27.99%)
Richard Royal (Con) – 8,256 (20.91%)
Stephen Picton (Ind) – 2,954 (7.48%)
Michael Holt (Green) – 1,341 (3.40%)
Sandra Allison (Hospital) – 849 (2.15%)
Hilary Allen (Lib Dem) – 761 (1.93%)
John Hobbs (Ind) 201 (0.51%)
UKIP also took over 20% of the vote in South Shields and Houghton and Sunderland South.
Rishi Sunak has been elected as the Conservative MP for Richmond. William Hague previously held the seat.
Andy McDonald has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Middlesbrough.
The result in the Middlesbrough constituency is expected to be declared imminently.
Kevin Hollinrake has been elected as the Conservative MP for Thirsk & Malton.
Tom Blenkinsop has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East.