Ben Houchen re-elected as Tees Valley Mayor as Conservatives enjoy more success

Ben Houchen ensured more North East success for the Conservative party at the polls after he was re-elected as Mayor of the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 7th May 2021, 4:31 pm
Ben Houchen.
Ben Houchen.

Mr Houchen recorded a landslide victory, receiving 121,964 votes compared to Labour rival Jessie Jacobs, who managed 45,641.

And there was further joy for the Tories after Steve Turner became the new Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

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Mr Turner received 74,023 votes, which was almost double that of Labour rival Matthew Storey, who managed 39,467.

Independent Barrie Cooper came third with 16,667 votes, while Liberal Democrat candidate Chris Jones received 6,540.