Labour holds Houghton and Sunderland South in first declared constituency of the night

Reform UK came second

Bridget Phillipson

Labour’s Bridget Phillipson has been re-elected as the MP for Houghton and Sunderland South. In the first constituency to declare, Labour picked up 47% of the vote. That’s up more than 6 points in 2019.

Reform UK beat the Tories into second place in the seat, receiving 29% of the vote. The Tories got 14%, the Lib Dems 6% and the Greens 4%.

Chris Jarvis is head of strategy and development at Left Foot Forward

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