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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