Election 2015 Results

We will be bringing you all the results for the seats in the region here. There are 37 seats in the Tyne Tees, 29 in the North East and eight in North Yorkshire.

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Richmond MP Rishi Sunak: “I’ve got big boots to fill”

Rishi Sunak has been elected as the Conservative MP for Richmond, replacing former foreign secretary William Hague. Sunak has said that he has “impossible boots to fill.” He also responded to claims that he missed the count, saying that he arrived late so that he wouldn’t disturb the counters.

Sunak won the seat by a clear majority; UKIP candidate Matthew Cooke came second with 8,194 votes, taking 15.7% share of the vote after standing for the first time.

Cooke thanked his supporters and said he was proud to have “come second in the safest Conservative seat in the country.”

Richmond result breakdown with number of votes and percentage of the vote:

Rishi Sunak (Con) – 27,744 (51.38%)

Matthew Cooke (UKIP) – 8,194 (15.17%)

Mike Hill (Lab) – 7,124 (13.19%)

John Harris (Lib Dem) – 3,465 (6.42%)

John Blackie (Ind) – 3,348 (6.20%)

Leslie Rowe (Green) – 2,313 (4.28%)

Robin Scott (Ind) – 1,811 (3.35%)

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Watch: People’s dreams “smashed” with Labour loss says Tom Blenkinsop

Tom Blenkinsop, the re-elected Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East has spoken about Labour’s defeat at the polls. He says that the defeat is “reminiscent of some of the worst times I and others had growing up.”

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