David Miliband congratulates successor

David Miliband, who triggered the South Shields contest when he decided to quit as an MP, congratulated Labour's Emma Lewell-Buck, who won the seat with a reduced majority of 6,505.


Congrats @emmalewellbuck and Labour team in #southshields. Holding 50% of vote very good result.


Labour wins South Shields vote

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