BORIS Johnson has seized Hartlepool from Labour this morning on one other seismic election evening that may additional redraw Britain’s political map.
The Tories romped dwelling within the North East city, profitable it for the primary time in additional than 50 years in an enormous blow to Sir Keir Starmer.
They overturned Labour’s majority of three,595 from 2019 to take the seat by an enormous margin of 6,940.
There have been cheers as Conservative candidate Jill Mortimer was introduced the winner with 15,529 votes – properly forward of Labour’s Paul Williams on 8,589.
The PM’s celebration has additionally made large good points in key council areas, together with Harlow in Essex and Nuneaton and Bedworth, in Warwickshire.
However the outcomes current an “existential” disaster for Sir Keir, and can throw additional doubts over his future management of the left-wing celebration.
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