10.59pm: First result in and Labour hold Houghton and Sunderland South seat

FOR the fifth year in a row Houghton and Sunderland South is the first constituency to declare a result, with Labour holding on to its seat. Labour received 19,137 votes, compared to 8,147 votes for the Conservatives and 5,292 for the Liberal Democrats.

FOR the fifth year in a row Houghton and Sunderland South is the first constituency to declare a result, with Labour holding on to its seat.

Labour received 19,137 votes, compared to 8,147 votes for the Conservatives and 5,292 for the Liberal Democrats.