01.39am: Labour hold three Durham seats

LABOUR has held on to its three Durham seats – City of Durham, Durham North and Durham North West. The City of Durham result, in particular, will be seen as a big blow to the Liberal Democrats who were aiming to make a gain there, but Labour won with 20,4

LABOUR has held on to its three Durham seats - City of Durham, Durham North and Durham North West.

The City of Durham result, in particular, will be seen as a big blow to the Liberal Democrats who were aiming to make a gain there, but Labour won with 20,496 votes to the Lib Dem's 17,429.

There was just a 0.4 per cent swing from Labour to the Lib Dems.