Newark: '53% turnout high for a by-election'

A ballot box is emptied before it the votes are counted. Credit: ITV News/Carl Dinnen

Turnout at the Newark by election looks like having been around 53% - high for a by election.

A party source has told ITV News that with the mainly urban areas (which favour Ukip over the Tories) counted the numbers look like Cons 37%, Ukip 33%, Labour 18%, Lib Dems 2%.

Labour are briefing that the Conservatives have thrown everything from the kitchen sink to the Aga at this and still lost a lot of votes to Ukip.

The Conservatives say if they win this it'll be their first by election victory whilst in Government for 25 years.

More: Final polls have Tories 'comfortably ahead' in Newark

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