The North East Conservative MPs could be facing an electoral wipe-out if a recent YouGov poll is correct.

The poll has been described as the 'most authoritative' in five years as 14,000 people were surveyed.

In the North East the Conservatives are predicted to lose Darlington, Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland, Redcar and Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland.

Every Red Wall seat which Boris Johnson won in 2019 will flip back to Labour control.

A number of cabinet ministers are also expected to lose their seats including Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor.

Constituency boundary changes have changed which areas Labour and the Conservatives are focusing on.

The changes mean England is allocated 543 seats, an increase of 10. Wales will have 32 seats, a reduction of eight. Scotland will have 57, down two. Northern Ireland remains unchanged with 18.

Only two of Labour's top 50 target seats are in the North East compared to nine for the Conservatives.

Conservative MPs in the region remain defiant in the face of the bleak poll.

Peter Gibson, Conservative MP for Darlington, said: "The only poll that matters is the one on polling day.

"Not a single vote has been cast and a General Election is not due to happen tomorrow.

"What these polls don’t show is the voting intention of at least 20% of people who will vote but have not yet decided, when faced with the additional taxes to cover Starmer's extra £28bn per year they will quickly make their minds up.

"In the meantime, I will continue, as I have done since day work keep working hard for the people of Darlington.

"I have a track record of delivering for our town and if the people believe that any of the other candidates can work harder than I or achieve more then that’s a choice that they can take- but only on polling day."

Dehanna Davidson, Conservative MP for Bishop Auckland, questioned the reliability of opinion polls.

She said: "In March 2019, the Conservatives were on 9% in a national poll.

"In December 2019 we won an 80 seat majority.

"A lot can and will change before the election, so I’ve never seen much point getting worked up about polls."

Here is how the poll predicts the whole country will look, click here

A Labour Spokesperson said: "The only poll that matters is the general election. We are not complacent, we are fighting for every vote.

"This can be the year of change in the North.

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"The power to end Tory drift and decline and begin national renewal with Labour lies with the voters - the sooner they get their say the better.

"Change will only come for the country if people vote for it, and not a single vote has been cast."

Paul Howell, Conservative MP for Sedgefield which will become the constituency of Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor after boundary changes, said: "Understand there are many polls taking place, there is only one poll that matters and until then my focus remains on working for my constituents."

MPs for Redcar and Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland have been contacted for comment.