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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Labour winner pledges to 'get people back to work'

Labour winner Emma Lewell-Buck, a married social worker, was cheered by supporters as she became the first female MP in South Shields.

From the podium, she said:

I will help get people back to work, champion our wonderful town and never give the Tory Government one moment's peace.

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