- Tyne Tees
Emma Lewell-Buck: "South Shields has made history tonight, and I'm so proud to be part of that history, being the first ever woman MP for this town.
"I think people know what I will do because I've been knocking on their doors for four weeks now.
Labour's Emma Lewell-Buck has made history tonight after becoming the first female MP in South Shields.
Results for local council ballots will be keenly studied in Westminster for pointers towards the 2015 general election.