Kate Osbourne has been re-elected as the MP for Jarrow and Gateshead East after a large majority victory. 

The Labour candidate collected 18,856 votes, compared to the 9892 votes received by Reform UK candidate Lynda Alexander. 

This win for Labour was one of many across the country following a triumphant night for Labour and a disastrous night at the polls for the Conservative Party.

Despite Darlington faring better for the Conservatives in the region, which in many places were booted down into third place, it is not the only seat lost by the party in what has been a staggering wipeout in the North East.

Hexham, Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe, Spennymoor and Redcar are just some of the seats which have turned red but have been narrowly followed by Reform UK.

The newcomer party led by Nigel Farage garnered their fair share of the vote - often, at times, coming in second to Labour and beating the Conservatives.

Shadow Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson retained her seat in Houghton and Sunderland South with a total of 18,837 votes - followed by Sam Woods-Brass of Reform UK with 11,668.

The full results for Jarrow and Gateshead East are as follows:

Lynda Alexander (Reform UK) - 9892 

Mark Anthony Conway (Alliance for Democracy and Freedom) - 502 

 Nic Cook (Green Party) - 2384 

 Jack Alexander Gebhard (Conservative Party) - 3354 

 Kate Osborne (Labour Party) - 18856

 Jamie Rickelton (Liberal Democrats) - 1740