County Durham votes to leave the EU with a majority of more than 40,000
Gateshead has voted to leave the EU by a majority of more than 14,000.
Darlington has voted to leave the EU by a majority of almost 7,000.
ITV News results analysis suggests there is a 75% probability that Leave will win.
"Leave are doing better than we expected them to do than two or percentage points," our elections analyst Colin Rallings said.
Professor Jane Green said Remain need to do far better in upcoming results to stand a chance of winning.
He said smaller margins of victory and weaker turnout than expected in Scotland was having an impact.
North Tyneside has voted to leave the EU with a majority of 7,716.
The UKIP leader and Leave campaigner took to Twitter to say he was pleased with how the North East has voted so farRead the full story ›
Redcar and Cleveland has voted to leave the EU by a majority of 23,542.