North of Tyne mayoral election count - as it happened

The count for the first North of Tyne mayor is under way in Newcastle.
The count for the first North of Tyne mayor is under way in Newcastle.

Voters in Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle went to the polls yesterday to elect the first North of Tyne mayor.

We will be providing all the updates from the count here, right up to the announcement of the result.