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Sunderland Council elections - RESULTS - Labour gains from Tories

Counting underway at the Puma Tennis Centre, Silksworth.  General election count.

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Counting underway at the Puma Tennis Centre, Silksworth. General election count. FILE PIC

THE results are in from today’s Sunderland Council elections, and Labour have made four gains from the Conservatives.

Labour held onto control of the council and gained seats from Conservtives in St Peter’s, St Chad’s, Washington East and Washington South (results below).

The first result - declared at 10.53pm - saw Sunderland Council leader Coun Paul Watson (Labour/Co-op) comfortably hold his Pallion seat.

He polled 1,688 votes ahead of Conservative Peter O’Connor (506) and the Greens’ David Campbell (451). The turnout was 35.1 per cent.

Coun Watson said: “It has been an excellent night for us and next year we will see an even bigger swing.”

In total, 26 Sunderland Council seats were up for grabs in 25 wards.

RESULTS:

BARNES - Rebecca Atkinson (Lab) 1,896, Lee Martin (Con) 1,989, Anthony Usher (Lib Dem) 170. Turnout: 45.7%

CASTLE - Stephen Forster (Lab) 2,202, Paul Hillman (Lib Dem) 108, Geoff Scott (Con) 294. Turnout: 30.4%

COPT HILL - Juliana Heron (Lab) 1,533, Colin Wakefield (Ind) 1,961. Turnout: 39.6%

DOXFORD - David Errington (Lab) 1,906, Hilary Johnson (Con) 946, Matt Macdonald (Lib Dem) 46, Caroline Robinson (Green) 296. Turnout: 40.5%

FULWELL - Paul Middleton (Lab) 1,799, Geoffrey Pryke (Lib Dem) 423, John Wiper (Con) 1,992. Turnout: 46.5%

HENDON - Debbie Lorraine (Con) 535, Thomas Martin (Lab), 781, Sam May (Green) 301. Turnout: 29.9%

HETTON - Florence Anderson (Lab) 1,940, John Defty (UKIP) 956, Philip Dowell (Lib Dem) 167, Pat Francis (Con) 239. Turnout: 37.5%

HOUGHTON - John Ellis (Ind) 1,660, Kath Rolph (Lab) 1,820. Turnout: 38.6%

MILLFIELD - Vijaya Das (Con) 289, Paul Edgeworth (Lib Dem) 585, Rod MacPherson (Ind) 161, Jack McGlen (Green) 134, Lynda Scanlan (Lab) 1,363. Turnout: 33.1%

PALLION - David Campbell (Green) 451, Peter O’Connor (Con) 506, Paul Watson (Lab/Co-op) 1,688. Turnout: 35.1%

REDHILL - Martin Anderson (Con) 299, Richard Bell (Lab/Co-op) 2,104, Steve Thomas (Lib Dem) 154. Turnout: 29.9%

RYHOPE - Ellen Ball (Lab) 2,022, Shaun Cudworth (Con) 1,129. Turnout 39%

SANDHILL (two seats) - John Gallagher (Lab) 1,783, Juliette Muca (Con) 440, Paul Tweddle (Con) 456, Debra Waller (Lab) 1,637, Susan Wilson (Lib Dem) 241. Turnout: 33.7%

SHINEY ROW - Carol Attewell (Lib Dem) 278, John Scott (Lab) 2,423, Malcolm Vardy (Con) 1,035. Turnout: 37.5%

SILKSWORTH - Andy Bex (Lib Dem) 130, Peter Gibson (Lab) 2,227, Joella Lynch (Green) 274, Dominic McDonough (Con) 709. Turnout: 39.6%

SOUTHWICK - Terence Docherty (Con) 691, Anne Griffin (Lib Dem) 149, Christine Shattock (Lab) 1,930. Turnout: 33.8%

ST ANNE’S - Emily Blyth (Green) 238, Lisa Smiles (Lab) 1,908, Kathy Walker (Lib Dem) 90, Paula Wilkinson (Con) 436. Turnout: 31.2%

ST CHAD’S - Michael Dixon (Con) 1,647, Stuart Porterhouse (Lab) 1,851. Turnout: 44.6% LABOUR GAIN FROM CONSERVATIVE

ST MICHAEL’S - John Appleton (Green) 285, David Owens (Lab) 1,364, Andrew Wood (Lib Dem) 248, Peter Wood (Con) 1,962. Turnout: 42.8%

ST PETER’S - Barry Curran (Lab) 1,755, Graham Hall (Con) 1,521, Diana Matthew (Lib Dem) 259. Turnout: 41.7%. LABOUR GAIN FROM CONSERVATIVE

WASHINGTON CENTRAL - Len Lauchlan (Lab) 2,240, John McLelland (Lib Dem) 230, Erland Polden (UKIP) 443, Tracy Young (Con) 706. Turnout: 40.5%

WASHINGTON EAST - Malcolm Bannister (Lib Dem) 201, Ian Cuthbert (Con) 1,201, Linda Hudson (UKIP) 255, Fiona Miller (Lab) 1,935. Turnout: 40.9%. LABOUR GAIN FROM CONSERVATIVE

WASHINGTON NORTH - Kevin Morris (Lib Dem) 232, Joyce Wake (Con) 469, Peter Walker (Lab) 2,253. Turnout: 34%

WASHINGTON SOUTH - David Griffin (Lib Dem) 288, Martin Talbot (Con) 1,102, George Thompson (Lab) 2,126. Turnout: 43%. LABOUR GAIN FROM CONSERVATIVE

WASHINGTON WEST - Irene Bannister (Lib Dem) 340, Olwyn Bird (Con) 710, Harry Trueman (Lab) 2,412, Turnout: 38.3%

MORE ANALYSIS AND COMMENT IN FRIDAY’S SUNDERLAND ECHO

 

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