Voters boot last Tory out of South Tyneside

Jeff Milburn before the results were announced.

Jeff Milburn before the results were announced.

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South Tyneside's last remaining Conservative councillor has lost his seat.

Jeff Milburn was defeated by Labour's David Townsley in the Cleadon and East Boldon ward in a closely fought election.

Results for the ward:

Philip Leslie Berry (Green) 305

Jeffrey Edward Milburn (Con) 1,468

DAVID TOWNSLEY (Lab) 1,503

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