Welcome to Westminster for Rotherham's new MP

A parliamentary welcome for Sarah Champion Credit: PA

Labour leader Ed Miliband has welcomed Rotherham's new MP Sarah Champion to Westminster. Ms Champion was elected Labour MP for the town last week, after winning a by-election triggered by former MP Denis MacShane's resignation over false expenses claims.

Ms Champion - Rotherham's first-ever female MP - says her main focus is raising the profile of the town which she claims has been "kicked about" by politicians. In his welcome speech, Mr Miliband praised Ms Champion for her work with the Bluebell Wood hospice for children.