New Middlesbrough MP arrives at Westminster

Ed Miliband, was on hand to welcome new Middlesbrough MP, Andy McDonald (far right) to the Commons
Ed Miliband, was on hand to welcome new Middlesbrough MP, Andy McDonald (far right) to the Commons Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, was on hand to welcome Andy McDonald to the Commons alongside two other new members who also held on to safe Labour seats in Thursday's, November 29, by-elections.

Mr McDonald had a majority of more than 8,000 in Thursday's vote over UKIP who came second for the first time in a parliamentary seat in the region.

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Middlesbrough MP arrives at Westminster

The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, was on hand to welcome Andy McDonald to the Commons.