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Labour holds Middlesbrough

Labour has overwhelmingly held the seat of Middlesbrough with Andy McDonald elected the constituency's new MP with 10,201 votes. The by-election was called after the death of Sir Stuart Bell last month.

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Full Report: Labour win in Middlesbrough by-election

Labour has had a comfortable win in the Middlesbrough by election that took place yesterday.

The town's new MP will be a local solicitor, Andy McDonald. Mr McDonald was elected to take the seat following the death of veteran backbencher Sir Stuart Bell.

The UK Independence Party came second in the poll.

Here is the full report from our political correspondent Gerry Foley.

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