It was no change in the representation of the North East in the European Parliament following the elections on 4th June. The results were declared in Sunderland for the region and Stephen Hughes (Labour), Martin Callanan (Conservative) and Fiona Hall (Liberal Democrat) were all re-elected.
The votes cast in Gateshead for the parties contesting the three North East seats were:
Lib Dem: 8,873
English Dem: 1,030
Socialist Lab: 911
No to EU: 637
Jury Team: 160
Liberal Democrats in the borough have expressed their delight that Fiona Hall has been re-elected. Fiona has had a leading role in a number of campaigns in Gateshead, helping to fight landfill at Pathhead and opencast mining between Whickham and Rowlands Gill.