Tories' majority slashed, but hold on to win Newark by-election

The Tories have kept hold of their seat in the Newark by-election, but their majority has been slashed by 9,000.

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New Newark MP: 'We fought a local campaign"

The new Newark MP has dismissed the success of UKIP, saying his party fought a campaign on local issues. Conservative Robert Jenrick replaces the former MP, Patrick Mercer, who stepped down over a "cash for questions" row.

UKIP made big gains to come second in yesterday's by-election. The Tories' majority was cut significantly from over 16,000 to just over 7,000.

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