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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