There was no surprise in the byelection in South Manchester after Labour held onto Wythenshawe and Sale East .
But it was a bad night for the Conservatives who were pushed into third by UKIP - and an even worse one for the Lib Dems, who lost their deposit.
Our political reporter Daniel Hewitt was at the count and reports on a night which saw tempers fraying a little, in some quarters:
Labour won the Wythenshawe and Sale East parliamentary by-election today while the Conservatives were pushed into third place by Ukip.
The Electoral Reform Society say our voting system encourages parties to ignore voters in safe seats