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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South Shields by-election full result

Labour's Emma Lewell-Buck has won the South Shields parliamentary by-election, with the United Kingdom Independence Party's Richard Elvin coming second.

  • Emma Lewell-Buck, Labour - 12,493
  • Richard Elvin, UKIP - 5,988
  • Karen Allen, Conservatives - 2,857
  • Ahmed Khan, Independent candidate - 1,311
  • Phil Brown, Independent Socialist Party - 750
  • Lady Dorothy MacBeth Brookes, BNP - 711
  • Hugh Annand, Lib Dems - 352
  • Howling Laud Hope, Monster Raving Loony Party - 197
  • Thomas Darwood, Independent candidate - 57

The result gives Labour a majority of 6,505 after claiming over 50 per cent of the vote.

Electorate 62,979; turnout 24,736 (39.28%, -18.42%).

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