Labour wins South Shields vote

Labour have comfortably held the seat of South Shields after a by-election triggered by David Miliband standing down.

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Monster Raving Loony Party attend by-election count

The Monster Raving Loony Party have brought colour to the by-election. Credit: ITV News
The South Shield by-election count concludes in the early hours. Credit: ITV News
The Monster Raving Loony Party brought their own brand of campaigning to South Shields. Credit: ITV News

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