Labour's Emma-Lewell Buck was last night reelected as MP for South Shields.

Mrs Buck, who has been MP since 2013, is starting a fifth spell in Parliament having secured 15,122 votes.

Reform UK came second in the South Shields constituency, with 8,469 votes (23%) while it was the Green Party who edged into second with 14.75% of the vote (5433).

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South Shields Election Result

LAB - Emma Lewell-Buck: 15,122
REF - Stephen Holt: 8,469
GRN - David Francis: 5,433
CON - Craig Robinson: 4,128
IND - Ahmed Khan: 2,270
LD - Jonathan Aibi: 1,402