The Conservative's Robert Jenrick has won the Newark by-election with a majority of over 7,000.
Other candidates scored the following votes:
Nick the Flying Brick (The Official Monster Raving Loony Party) - 168
Andy Hayes (Independent) - 117
David Bishop (Bus-Pass Elvis Party) - 87
Dick Rogers (Stop Commercial Banks Owning Britain's Money) - 64
Lee Woods (Patriotic Socialist Party) - 18
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