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".
– Labour's Emma Lewell-Buck
"I will help get people back to work, champion our wonderful town and never give the Tory Government one moment's peace."
The Conservatives finished behind UKIP in third place, while the Liberal Democrats were pushed down to seventh place.