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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.

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South Shields MP: 'Families need government support'

As she won the South Shields by-election, Labour's Emma Lewell-Buck said the coalition Government was taking the country in the wrong direction.

In her maiden speech, she said: "Mr Cameron, when working families need a Government on their side, you made them pay for a tax cut for millionaires."

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