The results for the 2019 European election are in and it's all change for the North East in Brussels.

We now know who the three MEPs are who will represent the region in the Parliament of the European Union.

As things stand, the UK is leaving the EU on October 31 so they may not be in their new jobs for long.

But if there's a second referendum and Article 50 is revoked, the three new MEPs will be in their roles until 2024.

32.7% of North East voters went to the polls on Thusday. Here's who they elected.

 

Brian Monteith - The Brexit Party

The Brexit Party candidate was always highly likely to be elected with Nigel Farage's new movement riding high in the polls.

The 61-year-old Scot spent eight years as a Conservative member of the Scottish Parliament.

Brexit Party candidate Brian Monteith
Brexit Party candidate Brian Monteith

He has an eclectic CV, which includes: newspaper columnist; adviser to Governments in the Middle East and Africa; worked on the Leave.EU campaign.

Mr Monteith splits his time between homes in London and France and has never lived in the North East . He is married with two children and two step-children.

This was hit pitch to voters before the election.

John Tennant - The Brexit Party

The Brexit Party's second MEP elected in this election is John Tennant.

He's a senior councillor on Hartlepool Borough Councillor, having been elected as an indepdent and formed a group called the Indepdent Union.

Mr Tennant was once a member of Ukip but left the party and has now joined Nigel Farage's new vehicle.

He says he was "born and bred in the North East" and went to secondary school in Gateshead.

Hartlepool councillor John Tennant
Hartlepool councillor John Tennant

Jude Kirton-Darling - Labour

Mrs Kirton-Darling is a familiar face in the world of North East politics and held on to her seat despite a bad night for Labour nationally.

She was first elected as the region's MEP in 2014, along with Paul Brannen, and has been highly critical of Brexit .

North East Labour MEP Jude Kirton-Darling.
North East Labour MEP Jude Kirton-Darling.

Mrs Kirton-Darling was born Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during a period her father was working in the country but was raised on Teesside.

The 41-year-old has spoke out about her struggle to get citizenship for her infant son who was born in Belgium.

Before becoming an MEP, she worked for a trade union.

This was her pitch to voters before the election.