Gill Furniss wins Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election for Labour

Harry Harpham's widow has won his seat in the by-election Credit: ITV News

The widow of a Labour MP who died from cancer has won the by-election to replace him in the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough constituency.

Gill Furniss, who is Harry Harpham's widow, won 14,087 votes which gave her a majority of 9,590 and a 6% increase in Labour's share of the vote.

Her husband had been elected in the 2015 General Election. She said she was happy to continue his work.