Despite UKIP’s constant claims to be challenging Labour for the popular vote in the North East, it appears that yet again the electorate thought otherwise.
Before Thursday’s local authority elections, UKIP had 2 seats (both in South Tyneside).
Today the total UKIP councillors in Tyne & Wear is;
Gateshead – 0
Newcastle – 0
North Tyneside – 0
South Tyneside – 0
Sunderland – 0