Stockton South is symbolic of Labour's disappointment tonight. It was seventh on their list of target seats across the UK, with James Wharton previously having a tiny Conservative majority of just 332. Just last month the polls suggested Labour were ahead, with the party in bullish mood when Ed Miliband visited towards the end of the campaign. But James Wharton holds on, increasing his majority to 5,046. And, after impressing his party with his EU referendum bill, perhaps a ministerial position beckons.
Redcar was expected to return to Labour, after their shock defeat to the Lib Dems in 2010.
Hartlepool confirms itself as UKIP's top target in the region for 2020.