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Labour retains seat in Houghton and Sunderland South

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The first result of the night came from Houghton and Sunderland South within 52 minutes of polls closing.

Labour's Bridget Phillipson won with 19,137 votes, a 50.33 per cent share, but with a swing to the Conservatives.

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