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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's first day on the job

Newark's new Conservative MP began his role today in the constituency after beating off competition from UKIP to claim the seat.

Robert Jenrick held off the challenge of UKIP, and even though his winning majority was far less than the Tories in the last general election, it's the party's first by election victory while in power for more than 20 years.

ITV Calendar's political correspondent Paul Brand reports:

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