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The Conservatives, as expected, won the Witney by-election in the early hours of the morning but their majority - and share of the vote - were well down on what the area's former MP David Cameron managed in the GENERAL election.
Robert Courts won. He was just under 6,000 votes ahead of the Liberal Democrats, who jumped from 4th place to 2nd, with over 11,500 votes. Labour slipped back to third, and the Greens just beat UKIP.
Our political correspondent Phil Hornby reports on a night of drama.
The new Member of Parliament for Witney, the seat in Oxfordshire vacated by the former Prime Minister David Cameron, has been revealed after yesterday's by-election.
Robert Courts, the deputy leader of West Oxfordshire Council won, securing the constituency once again for the Conservatives.
However, the Tory majority was cut from more than 25,000 for David Cameron in last year's general election to a majority of just 5,702 this time around. The Liberal Democrats came in second place, seeing a 19.3% swing from the Conservatives
Our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby was at the count.
The interviewees are Robert Courts MP; and Liz Leffman ,the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate.