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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.


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