11:26 03 May 2013
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has come in second place in South Shields in the by-election. The news comes after voting took place across England and Wales on Thursday, 2nd May, in regards to the local election 2013.
As votes are still being counted as of time of press, the results from voting day for the 35 councils are expected to be confirmed on Friday, 3rd May.
Labour claimed first place in South Shields in the by-election - keeping a seat the party has had since the mid-1930s. The Labour candidate there is MP Emma Lewell-Buck.
David Miliband recently resigned from his post as South Shields MP in order to move to America. He was the MP there for over a decade.
UKIP’s Richard Elvin took second place, while the Conservative party finished in third position in South Shields. The Liberal Democrats came in seventh position.
Among UKIP’s aims is the withdrawal from the European Union (EU). Its leader is Nigel Farage, who was re-elected in 2010.
The Labour party, who were founded over a century ago, is led by Ed Miliband MP.
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