Follow all the latest General Election 2019 results and reaction with our LIVE blog
Want to keep up to date with the latest General Election 2019 results and reaction?
Our team of journalists will be at counts in Sunderland, South Shields and Hartlepool throughout Thursday night and Friday morning and will be continually feeding our LIVE blog on this website with articles, pictures and videos.
Staff in our office will also be keeping an eye on what is happening nationally as the country elects a new Parliament for the third time in little more than four years.
Will Labour retain its grip on the North East? Or will seats fall and help Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson obtain the majority he is seeking?
To get you in the mood, here is what the region’s candidates themselves have had to say about why you should vote for them in the following constituencies: