We need to talk about…Sunderland’s election results
After concerns from the Labour Party that they could lose traditional seats in last night’s election, they still have Sunderland as a stronghold.
Houghton and Sunderland South were the first to come through with their result, with Labour winning the count by 3,115, based on a 58% turnout. They have been a labour stronghold, and will continue to be, for another 5 years.
Labour in Sunderland Central also won by 2,964, based on a 68% turnout. This has been another labour stronghold since its creation in 2010.
Washington and Sunderland West also won by a few thousand (3,733) based on a 58% turnout, which has been under Labour since 2010, when it was created.
Overall, the Labour Party in Sunderland had over 50,000 votes, compared to over 40,000 Conservative votes. A landslide win for Labour and Jeremy Corbyn in the city despite a loss in the UK as a whole.