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Tories in historic by-election Copeland win as Labour holds Stoke

nnnnnThe Conservatives have won the Copeland by-election, beating Labour in an area it represented for more than 80 years.

Trudy Harrison won with 13,748 votes to Labour’s Gillian Troughton’s 11,601.

Mrs Harrison hailed the victory – the first by-election gain by a governing party since 1982 – as “a truly historic event”.

Labour’s Gareth Snell held Stoke-on-Trent Central with 7,853 votes, seeing off a challenge from UKIP leader Paul Nuttall who got 5,233.

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