McDonald claims strong majority ahead of UKIP

Labour's Andy McDonald has claimed a strong majority of 8,211 - just under half the number of votes tallied in Middlesbrough.

The by-election saw 16,866 votes cast from an electorate of 65,098.

The full results are as follows:

  • Andy McDonald (Lab) 10,201 (60.48%, +14.60%)
  • Richard Elvin (UKIP) 1,990 (11.80%, +8.10%)
  • George Selmer (Lib Dems) 1,672 (9.91%, -10.00%)
  • Ben Houchen (Cons) 1,063 (6.30%, -12.48%)
  • Imdad Hussain (Peace) 1,060 (6.28%)
  • Peter Foreman (BNP) 328 (1.94%, -3.90%)
  • John Malcolm (TUSC) 277 (1.64%)
  • Mark Heslehurst (ND) 275 (1.63%)

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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.