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  1. Our general election coverage

    Adam Clarkson

    BBC Tees

    That's the end of our coverage today.

    Thank you for being with us on what has been an interesting night and day, whatever your political persuasion.

    You can find out who the MP is where you live here, and find all the latest reaction on the BBC News website.

    You can also keep up with what's happening tonight and over the weekend with BBC Tees, BBC Newcastle, Look North, and online.

    Have a great weekend. We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

    Election map
  2. How the papers covered Cumbria's elections

    Martin Lewes

    Reporter

    In Barrow, the North West Evening Mail vividly depicted the joy of Labour's John Woodcock as he was returned by a slim majority, when he had expected to lose.

    North west Evenoing Mail report grab
    Quote Message: If I’m being candid, I thought my majority was going to be too tight to hold on, and I am so, so pleased that the people of Barrow have put their trust in me again." from John Woodcock MP
    John Woodcock MP

    In the neighbouring constituency, the Westmorland Gazette also depicted the reaction of an MP watching a majority of thousands being reduced to hundreds, as Tim Farron held Westmorland and Lonsdale for the Liberal Democrats

    Election coverage in Westmorland Gazette

    The Cumberland and Westmorland Herald promises full coverage when the newspaper is published tomorrow, of a night when the county's safest MP, the Conservative Rory Stewart, saw his majority cut by 'a surge in Labour support' in Penrith and the Border.

    Carlisle News and Star

    In North Cumbria the News and Star reflected the return with little drama of Carlisle's Conservative MP John Stevenson.

    Quote Message: This time it was very much a two-horse race, with both Ukip and the Liberal Democrats losing their deposit after failing to secure five per cent of the vote." from News and Star
    News and Star

    The News and Star also reported on the return of Labour's Sue Hayman in Workington, showing her surrounded by celebrating supporters.

    Sue Hayman with supporters

    Just down the coast, the Whitehaven News reported the success of the area's first Conservative MP for decades, Trudy Harrison, who was voted in at a by-election earlier this year..

    Quote Message: To win two elections so close together is remarkable." from Trudy Harrison
    Trudy Harrison
  3. Rory Stewart: Tories need to consider younger voters

    The MP for Penrith and the Border, Rory Stewart, says it was Labour's ability to attract younger voters that boosted their vote.

    His majority was cut by 3,984 in the safest Tory seat in the county.

    Quote Message: There's been a big swing to Labour across the country and I think a lot of that seems to be the turnout of younger people. That's something we're going to have to look at after the election." from Rory Stewart
    Rory Stewart
    Penrith and Border results graphic
  4. Jonathan Arnott 'definitely staying with UKIP'

    Despite a lengthy resignation letter that is heavily critical of the party and its policies, North East MEP and general secretaryJonathan Arnott has moved to confirm he will remain a member of UKIP.

    He announced that he would be resigning as general secretary soon after it was revealed that party leader Paul Nutall had resigned, which is set to take effect after the weekend.

    A Twitter user said they hoped Mr Arnott would remain a member of the party, to which he replied:

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    In his letter of resignation, he described UKIP as being in a "last-chance saloon" and wrote that the party needed to "stop making it difficult - impossible, even" for people to vote for them.

    He made it clear that his feelings towards UKIP and their campaign which he "profoundly disagreed with" were kept silent out of respect for "close personal friend" Mr Nutall.

  5. Record number of female MPs elected. How many of them in the North East?

    There are 10 more female MPs as a result of the election, taking female representation in the Commons to a new high.

    There are now 207 women MPs, up from 197 before the snap poll - and 12 of them are from across the North East.

    Graph showing number of women MPs across all parties.
  6. Conservatives and Labour should agree Brexit position, says business boss

    Cumbria's Chamber of Commerce chief executive, Rob Johnston, says Conservatives and Labour should agree a common way forward on Brexit.

    Rob Johnston

    Mr Johnston said: "It is difficult to see how a government with such a slender majority will be able to enter the negotiations with any credibility or authority."

    He said neither of the main parties had listened to business interests and this had to change.

    "Business doesn't want to see a hard Brexit with export tariffs and barriers to recruiting migrant labour. We believe that Theresa May, or whoever succeeds her if she steps down, has to recognise that," he said.

  7. Reaction from the BBC's first post-election panel

    A BBC panel made up of people from across the North East have shared their reaction to last night's general election.

    They were asked: What do you think of the election result? Do you feel optimistic or pessimistic for the future?

    Eddie, Teesside:

    Not happy that we have a hung parliament, however, we must get on and make the best of it.

    Bria, Carlisle:

    Came as no surprise and would feel very optimistic if Labour was able to form a minority government.

    Graham, Sunderland:

    I think that it shows Theresa May that her approach has been wrong, and it may improve the approach to negotiating exit from the EU, but Theresa May should resign and if no other competent leader can be found, the negotiations should be postponed until a majority government can be formed and the public 'mandate' concerning the detail of exit from the EU clarified, possibly by a referendum conducted at the same time as a second election.

    Katie, Teesside:

    I'm shocked so many people still voted Tory despite all the negativity surrounding them but I'm glad they didn't have an overall win.

    Paul, Darlington:

    Pessimistic we now in a much worse position to negotiate Brexit than we were before the election.

    Craig, Newcastle:

    it wont change anything Tories will still lead the way.

  8. UKIP candidate: We're going to fight on

    The UKIP candidate in Copeland says he believes the party can have a future.

    Herbert Crossman polled just over 1,000 votes, compared with the party's 2,025 at the by-election earlier this year, and more than 6,000 in 2015.

    The party saw similar declines all over the county, but Mr Crossman said he saw no reason why the party shouldn't continue.

    Quote Message: I'm here, I'm going to stay here, and I'm going to fight to get UKIP recognised - all of us in the Cumbria district."

    In Carlisle, where the party's votes dropped from 5,277 to 1,455 between 2015 and this election, the candidate Fiona Mills believes the slump is only temporary.

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  9. An emotional Mike Hill is comforted at the Hartlepool count

    Here's a lovely photo taken by the Hartlepool Mail.

    A tearful Mike Hill is pictured embracing his wife Glynis after it became clear he had retained the seat for the Labour Party.

    The first-time candidate came out with a majority of 7,650.

    Mike Hill and his wife Glynis

    In his speech, he said the campaign was "celebrating the ambitions of the people in the town" and promised that his party would rebuild communities, and he would "put the town on the map".

    Concluding with a personal message for his mother, he held up a picture of his father and said "I did it for my dad".

    More coverage of the night from the Hartlepool Mail can be found here.

  10. Hear how General Election 2017 happened in Cumbria

    BBC Radio Cumbria

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    Video caption: All the ups, downs and recounts from Cumbria in the 2017 General Election
  11. Labour hold Durham North West after MP's resignation

    Labour held Durham North West with a majority of 8,792. despite their previous MP stepping down.

    Pat Glass resigned as Labour education shadow secretary just two days after being appointed by Jeremy Corbyn and announced she wouldn't be standing as MP again.

    Ms Glass had previously been shadow minister for Europe and a shadow junior education minister, and described the post of shadow education secretary as her "dream job".

    She served as a member of the education select committee during the coalition government between 2010 and 2015.

    She took to Twitter this morning:

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    View more on twitter
  12. Cumbria's caption competition picture from the election

    Martin Lewes

    Reporter

    If there's one photograph from the general election in Cumbria that deserves a good caption, it must be Tim Farrow accepting a reduced majority in Westmoland and Lonsdale, with his opponent Mr Fishfinger in the background, who attracted 309 votes.

    Tim Farron and Mr Fishfinger at declaration.
  13. UKIP's vote across the Tees Valley crumbles

    Adam Clarkson

    BBC Tees

    The number of North East votes for UKIP has dropped dramatically since 2015.

    Here's how UKIP support fell across the Tees Valley:

    • Hartlepool: Labour hold the seat with 21,969 votes. UKIP got 4,801 votes, down 16.5% on 2015.
    • Middlesbrough: Labour hold the seat with 23,404 votes. UKIP got 1,452 votes, down 14.6% on 2015.
    • Redcar: Labour hold the seat with 23,623 votes. UKIP got 1,950, down 13.8% on 2015.
    • Stockton North: Labour hold the seat with 24,304 votes. UKIP got 1,834, down 14.9% on 2015.
    • Stockton South: Labour narrowly gained the seat from the Conservatives with 26,102 votes. UKIP got 1,186, down 8.4% on 2015.
    • Darlington: Labour hold 22,681 votes. UKIP got 1,180, down 10.5% on 2015.

    The party's vote share is down 10.8% across the UK:

    Vote share change since 2015.
  14. Watch: Tynemouth declaration

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    Video caption: Labour's Alan Campbell holds Tynemouth
  15. Brexit 'must be PM's top priority'

    BBC Look North

    North East and Cumbria

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    Video caption: General Election 2017: Carlisle MP says Brexit 'must be PM's top priority'

    John Stevenson has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Carlisle with a slightly reduced majority of 2599.

  16. Doncaster's Mr Fishfinger fails to beat Tim Farron

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A man from Doncaster who dressed as a fish finger during the general election campaign while standing as an independent against Tim Farron in the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency has failed in his bid to oust the Lib Dem leader.

    Mr Fishfinger and Tim Farron

    Mr Fishfinger finished fourth in the poll behind the Lib Dems, the Conservatives and Labour:

    Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency result

    During the night Mr Fishfinger spoke to BBC Radio Cumbria about why he stood dressed like he did:

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    Video caption: Mr Fishfinger from Doncaster as why he stood against Tim Farron.
  17. Turnouts high in three BBC areas

    Duncan Leatherdale

    BBC News Online

    The turnout for the General Election was high in the three BBC radio areas of the North East and Cumbria.

    In the BBC Newcastle area, 66.2% of eligible voters went to the polls across the 19 constituencies.

    Polling station

    The turnout was even higher in the BBC Cumbria area with 71.1% across the six seats, a 4.5% increase on 2015.

    In the 13 constituencies of BBC Tees, which includes several in North Yorkshire, 65.1% went to the polls.

    Nationally the overall turnout was 69%, the highest since 1997.