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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UKIP not expecting gains from Labour's winning vote

Labour and UKIP agree that it does not look as though UKIP have really eaten into Labour's vote in South Shields - just the other parties' - which would have been interesting.

It is widely expected that the Lib Dems will lose their deposit here in the by-election. Their candidate has resigned himself to a terrible result.

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