It was the first time in 15 years that Labour has won a House of Commons seat from the Tories in a by-election, and victorious candidate Andy Sawford suggested it had set the party on track for a successful general election in 2015, declaring: "The road to Downing Street runs through Corby."
The Corby by-election saw 44.65% (35,665) of the electorate turnout to vote.
- Andy Sawford, Labour: 17,267
- Christine Emmett, Conservative: 9,476
- Margot Parker, UKIP: 5,108
- Jill Hope, Liberal Democrat:1,770
- Gordon Riddell, BNP: 614
It looks like the Liberal Democrats have lost their deposit in Corby.
Labour take Corby with 17,267 votes with the Conservatives on 9,476.
Labour's Andy Sawford said: "I'm incredibly proud to be the new Member of Parliament."
Labour's Andy Sawford has won the Corby by-election, gaining the seat, which was held by Louise Mensch, from the Conservatives.
Word at Corby count is that the recount is giving an even worse result for the Liberal Democrats. A further recount just been announced.
Limited recount called for by the Liberal Democrats but it still looks like a big win for Labour.