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UK General Election 2010: Labour Holds Houghton & Sunderland South

This first result of the 2010 British General Election has been announced, as Houghton & Sunderland South continued their recent tradition of being the first ward to declare.

Labour have held the constituency of Houghton and Sunderland South with a 50.4% share of the 38,021 who cast their vote.

The results went as follows:

  • Bridget Phillipson – Labour – 19,137
  • Robert Oliver – Conservative – 8,147
  • Chris Boyle – Liberal Democrat – 5,292
  • Colin Wakefield – Independent – 2,462
  • Karen Allen – British National Party – 1,961
  • Richard Elvin – UK Independence Party – 1,022

Though the Labour candidate, 26 year old Bridget Phillipson took over 50% of the vote, this is estimated to be a fall of 12% of the popular vote from the 2005 election. The Conservative vote rose by 5%, while the Independent candidate Colin Wakefield took the most votes from the Labour candidate.

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