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Election for the constituency of South Shields on 8 June 2017

An election to the 57th Parliament of the United Kingdom for the constituency area of South Shields, held as part of the general election on 8 June 2017.

Labour hold by Emma Lewell-Buck with a majority of 14,508 - 35.6% - on a turnout of 64.3%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
LEWELL-BUCK, Emma Lab 25,078 61.5% 10.2%
BUCHAN, Felicity Con 10,570 25.9% 9.3%
ELVIN, Richard UKIP 3,006 7.4% -14.6%
FORD, Shirley Green 1,437 3.5% -0.9%
GORDON, Gita LD 681 1.7% -0.1%

An electorate of 63,433, having a valid vote count of 40,772 and an invalid vote count of 77.

Result declared at 00:51 on 9 June 2017. Declaration times data is not official, as it not recorded on election declarations, so should be regarded as indicative.

Under section 13(b) of the Representation of the People Act 1985, a candidate gaining 5% or less of the vote share will forfeit their deposit.