The Conservatives would be practically wiped out in the North East if there was a General Election tomorrow, according to polling predictions.

Polling experts have predicted Labour would win ten seats from the Conservatives leaving the Tories with just three seats in the North East and North Yorkshire.

Conservatives including Darlington MP Peter Gibson, Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison, and Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Simon Clarke would all lose their seats.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Richmond seat, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Thirsk and Malton would be the only Tory seats left in the region, according to the polling.

It has been published by Electoral Calculus who were the most accurate predictors of the 2019 General Election ahead of polling day.

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It comes after the Conservatives faced two disastrous by-election results last night (Thursday June 23), losing in Wakefield, Yorkshire and Tiverton and Honiton, Devon.

The red wall seat of Wakefield, which Labour lost to the Conservatives in 2019,

And Boris Johnson faced another major blow when his party chairman Oliver Dowden quit saying ‘somebody must take responsibility’ for the losses.

Conservative Darlington MP Peter Gibson, who the poll predicts would lose his seat with Labour winning a 13.5 per cent majority, told The Northern Echo on Friday (June 24) he was ‘disappointed’ by the by-election losses but still backed the PM.

Martin Baxter, CEO of Electoral Calculus, told The Northern Echo: "With the Conservatives now trailing Labour in the polls, it looks like they might lose most of their seats in the North East if there were another general election now.

"Many of the so-called "red wall" seats such as Blyth Valley, Redcar and Sedgefield look likely to return to Labour. Maybe the only Conservative left in the region could be Anne-Marie Trevelyan up in Berwick.

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"Our predictions are based on a mixture of national-level polling combined with large-scale polls in the north east and elsewhere which help show how people with particular political attitudes and demographic profiles are likely to vote.

"This should result in predictions which are a bit more accurate, and can be used to predict individual seats."

Find out what the predicted result is where you are with this interactive map:


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