Former Corby MP: 'Very respectable result for Tories'

The former Conservative MP Louise Mensch, who quit her Corby seat to move to America, has commented on her party losing her seat in the by-election:

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Very respectable result indeed for whole Tory team against local anger at my resignation for family. & 20 LibDem marginals on target list

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Labour wins Corby by-election

Labour has won the Corby by-election caused by the resignation of the former Conservative MP Louise Mensch. The Lib Dems lost their deposit. Labour have also held seats of Manchester Central and Cardiff South in by-elections.