Voters boot last Tory out of South Tyneside

Jeff Milburn before the results were announced.
Jeff Milburn before the results were announced.

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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