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Niall Hodgson has won the first Lib Dem seat on the Sunderland Council.
He won the Millfield seat from Labour.
Sunderland is well known for being one of the fastest counting centres in the country.
They were the first area to declare a ward result tonight.
The leader of Newcastle City Council Nick Forbes has held his LABOUR seat in the Westgate ward.
The first result of the night is in from Sunderland.
The polls closed at 10pm across the North East.
Labour HOLD Pallion.
More results as they come in.
Latest ITV News reports
Labour have held Sunderland, Newcastle, Hartlepool and South Tyneside - but UKIP and the Lib Dems make some gains