Labour wins South Shields vote

Labour have comfortably held the seat of South Shields after a by-election triggered by David Miliband standing down.

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Libs Dems fear big 'third party' gains for UKIP

by Paul Brand - ITV News reporter
Ballot boxes have arrived in South Shields, with a result expected by 1:00am. Credit: ITV News/Paul Brand

The Lib Dems have told me things are pretty horrific for them in South Shields, with it looking like the 'third party' vote has all gone to UKIP.

The turnout in the Parliamentary by-election, sparked by former foreign secretary David Miliband's resignation, is 39.3%.

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