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.

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Labour wins in Manchester Central in 'lowest turnout since Second World War'

Labour's Lucy Powell has been elected MP for Manchester Central with a majority of 9,936 votes.

In second place was the Liberal Democrat candidate Marc Ramsbottom, who secured 1,571 votes.

The turnout of 18.16% was reportedly the lowest in a parliamentary by-election since the Second World War.

The post-war record until now for the lowest turnout is believed to be 19.9% in 1999 in the seat of Leeds Central.

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