Lewell-Buck becomes first female MP in South Shields

Emma Lewell-Buck was joined on the campaign trail by Labour leader Ed Miliband in South Shields. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Her victory has seen her become the constituency's first female MP as she succeeds his brother, David Miliband, who resigned from the seat. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Labour wins South Shields vote

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