Polls have closed in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election as counting begins to name the successor to Tristram Hunt. Our Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie is there for us through the night:
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.