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.
The leader of Newcastle City Council Nick Forbes has held his LABOUR seat in the Westgate ward.
The first result of the night is in from Sunderland.
The polls closed at 10pm across the North East.
Labour HOLD Pallion.
More results as they come in.
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