Bookmakers predict that Labour will hold their seat in Stoke-on-Trent but with a reduced majority.
Polls closed at 10pm. However this is one of the closest contests in the city's central seat for decades, with the Conservatives and UKIP confident they can still challenge Labour's stronghold.
- Labour 8/5
- Ukip 2/1
- Conservatives 10/1
- Liberal Democrats 50/1
- Greens 500/1
A poll by the Electoral Calculus
Labour have lost the Copeland by-election, a seat they had held since 1983, as the Conservatives edged the vote by 2,000 votes.
Stoke Central's new Labour MP Gareth Snell says the politics of 'hope not hate' defeated UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall in the by-election.
We asked the candidates running for the Stoke Central seat in this week's by-election five questions, to help you get to know them.