The Commanding Officer of HMS Tyne says there is no better feeling than taking the vessel to the River that bears its name. Lt Commander Robert Laverty says coming to Tyneside is like a homecoming.
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The constituency of Washington and Sunderland West includes the UK's largest car plant, which was opened by Nissan in 1984.
This seat was formed prior to the 2010 General Election, taking in Sunderland city centre and the Ryhope area to the south.
The constituency of Stockton South includes relatively affluent areas like Yarm and Eaglescliffe.