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Watch: Conservatives keep Stockton South despite Labour push

The Conservative James Wharton has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for despite it being one of Labour's top targets across the country.

The seat was thought to be on a knife-edge after James Wharton won it by just 332 votes at the last election in 2010.

But tonight his majority increased to 5,046.

Result breakdown:

James Wharton (Con) - 24,221 (46.76%, +7.83%)

Louise Baldock (Lab) - 19,175 (37.02%, -1.25%)

Ted Strike (UKIP) - 5,480 (10.58%, +7.65%)

Drew Durning (Lib Dem) - 1,366 (2.64%, -12.48%)

Jacqui Lovell (Green) - 952 (1.84%)

Steve Walmsley (IASI) - 603 (1.16%)

Conservative majority: 5,046 (9.74%)


Urgent appeal to trace Lee Brown

Picture of Lee on the night he went missing.
Teesside Princess. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police are urgently appealing to trace a 24-year-old man who was last seen following a party on Saturday evening (April 25).

Lee Brown had been at a party on the Teesside Princess boat with friends. He was last seen at around 11pm in Stockton.

Lee is described as a 6ft 5” tall, blonde, with blue eyes and of muscular build. He has a panther tattoo on his left arm, a tiger tattoo on his right leg and the name ‘Harrison’ tattooed across his shoulders.

He was wearing black Timberland boots with a white logo, blue jeans and a blue jumper with tan patches on the shoulder.

His hair could have looked shorter than usual as it had recently been cut.


Kilty powers into Men's 60m indoor final

Stockton sprinter Richard Kilty Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Teesside sprinter Richard Kilty is through to the Men's 60m final at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

The 25-year-old, from Stockton, won Heat 3 in the Men's 60m semi-final with a season best time of 6.53s. He was also the fastest qualifier in the semi-finals overall.

Kilty will compete in the final later today.

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