Labour have lost the Copeland by-election, a seat they had held since 1983, as the Conservatives edged the vote by 2,000 votes.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen
Thursday's by-election in the constituency of Stoke-on-Trent Central is turning into a three-way fight between UKIP, Labour and the Conservatives.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing his most difficult electoral challenge so far with Ukip expected to pose the greatest challenge in Stoke, particularly given the Midlands city's support for Brexit in last year's EU referendum.
But Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, who is standing for the seat, has faced criticism for a statement on his website falsely claiming he lost "close friends" in the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans died.
Labour in-fighting and an uphill struggle for Mr Nuttall to regain the public's trust could leave the door ajar for a previously unthinkable Tory win.
- Full list of candidates in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election
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Puppets from ITV's Spitting Image of Neil Kinnock and his wife Glenys have sold at auction today for £3,400.
Former Labour leader and his wife were a regular sight on the programme in the 1990s.
Spitting image was a popular puppet show that poked fun at the politicians of the day. It ran from 1984 until 1996
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Paul Nuttall has kept on a colleague who took the blame for a false claim he lost "close personal friends" in the Hillsborough disaster.Read the full story ›
Video Credit: Radio City Talk
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said a claim on his personal website that he lost close personal friends in the Hillsborough disaster is false.
Mr Nuttall, who says he attended the fateful FA Cup match, was questioned during a radio interview about his account of the 1989 disaster that claimed 96 lives.
He denied writing the claim on his website, telling Liverpool station Radio City Talk: "I haven't put that out, that is wrong."