Tyneside MP’s see off Conservative challenge – general election 2019
Labour MP’s Emma Lewell-Buck and Kate Osborne have seen off Conservative challenges and kept Jarrow and Tyneside red.
Newly elected Kate Osborne, a North Tyneside Councillor, kept her seat despite finding her majority cut by 10,000 votes compared to her predecessor Stephen Hepburn. Hepburn was barred from standing as a Labour MP after accusations of sexual assault were made against him.
Incumbent MP Emma Louise Lewell-Buck suffered heavy vote losses, losing 5,000 votes compared to 2017. Ms Lewell-Buck was facing deselection as the South Shields MP until the snap election was called.
Labour has suffered high seat losses around the usually impenetrable North, often called the Red Wall, which has seen Labours majority plummet after losing traditionally safe constituencies such as Blyth and Sedgefield.