Three North East seats that could change the election

By Callum Hodgson and Gemma Hirst

Three seats in the North East could change the outcome of the General Election.

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Stockton South and Redcar are the region’s marginal seats.

Berwick has a new Liberal Democrat candidate, Julie Porksen, following Alan Beith’s retirement after 42 years as MP.  Anne-Marie Trevelyan, however, of the Conservatives is favourite to win the seat.

The other candidates for the constituency are Scott Dickinson (Labour) and Nigel Coghill-Marshall (UKIP).

In Stockton South Louise Baldock of the Labour Party is expected to win the seat from James Wharton of the Conservatives. The other candidates for the constituency are Drew Durning (Liberal Democrats) and Edward Strike (UKIP).

Like Berwick, Redcar is held by the Liberal Democrats, but MP Ian Swales has also stepped down and has been replaced as candidate by Josh Mason.

Here polls have predicted Anna Turley of Labour will take the seat. Labour were in second place in 2010.

The other candidates for the constituency are Jacob Young (Conservative) and Chris Gallacher (UKIP).

Here are SR News graphs of the 2010 results in these constituencies, showing how close it is.

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