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Labour has taken all 18 seats up for grabs this time on South Tyneside Council.
Three new faces joined the Council.
**Joan Margaret Keegan who was elected as the new Labour councillor for the Monkton ward.
**Liz McHugh who represents Labour in the Hebburn North ward
**Labour Councillor David Townsley who takes over from Conservative Councillor Jeff Milburn in the Cleadon and East Boldon ward.
The new political make-up of the Council is:
Labour - 53
Independent – Putting People First party - 1
- The overall turnout was 33.8 per cent, compared to 58.8 per cent in 2015
- 38835 votes were cast out of a total electorate of 114981.
Voter turnout in the Newcastle and Sunderland elections were:
- 32.5% Sunderland
- 40% Newcastle
Labour GAIN Cleadon and East Boldon from the Conservatives on South Tyneside
A recount was ordered earlier.
It means there are now no Tory councillors on South Tyneside council.
- Labour - 18 seats
- Liberal Democrat - 7 seats
- Independent - 1 seat
- UK Independence Party - 0 seats
- Conservatives 0 seats
- Green Party 0 seats -
- It's Time to Put Newcastle First - 0 seats -
- Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts - 0 seats
- Communist Party of Britain - 0 seats
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It's believed there is a recount being ordered for the only Tory seat on South Tyneside Council.
See the full results from Sunderland Council here
Result just in - Labour HOLD Sunderland council.
The full breakdown:
- Labour now has 22 seats (two gains and one loss)
- Conservative hold two seats
- Liberal Democrats gain 1 seat
Latest ITV News reports
Labour have held Sunderland, Newcastle, Hartlepool and South Tyneside - but UKIP and the Lib Dems make some gains