Labour's Emma Lewell-Buck has made history tonight after becoming the first female MP in South Shields.
She beat the UK Independence Party's (UKIP) Richard Elvin by 6,505 votes. The by-election was triggered by former Foreign Secretary David Miliband's decision to quit.
Mrs Lewell-Buck, a married social worker, sais she will "get people back to work".
The Conservatives finished behind UKIP in third place, while the Liberal Democrats were pushed down to seventh place.