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ITV Tyne Tees constituency reports

As the country gets ready to go to polls, our Political Correspondent Martin Stew has been out and about taking the region’s political temperature.

In Hartlepool, where 70% of voters backed Leave, the incumbent Labour MP Mike Hill is facing a determined challenge from Richard Tice of the Brexit Party.

Hill’s majority is a healthy 7,500, but Hartlepool is one of the Brexit Party’s big target seats.

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Stockton South is a marginal seat that has changed hands several times over the years. So far in this campaign, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already been to visit.

But what did Martin Stew make of the mood there?

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Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland is the most marginal Tory constituency in the North East - and Labour's number one target.

Martin Stew has been to meet the candidates, who are all hoping to make a splash there in this election.

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Now, it's the most marginal seat in the region and one of the most hotly contested seats in the country.

Bishop Auckland has been a Labour stronghold since the 1930s - but in 20 years its majority has fallen from 21,000 to just 502...

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