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UK by-election: Labour Lost Copeland

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BIRMINGHAM, Oct. 5, 2016 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and her husband Philip greet the audience after her speech on the final day of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, on Oct. 5, 2016. British Prime Minister Theresa May closed the Conservative's annual conference in Birmingham Wednesday, saying her party is to occupy the center ground in politics. (Xinhua/IANS) by .
British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and her husband Philip greet the audience after her speech on the final day of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham (Xinhua/IANS)

The Conservative Party’s Trudy Harrison have won the Copeland by-election beating Labour Party’s Gillian Troughton where the Labour have represented the area for more than 80 years. Copeland victory is  also the first where a governing party have won a by-election since 1982….reports Asian Lite News

BIRMINGHAM, Oct. 5, 2016 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and her husband Philip greet the audience after her speech on the final day of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, on Oct. 5, 2016. British Prime Minister Theresa May closed the Conservative's annual conference in Birmingham Wednesday, saying her party is to occupy the center ground in politics. (Xinhua/IANS) by .
British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and her husband Philip greet the audience after her speech on the final day of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham (Xinhua/IANS)

Trudy Harrison got 13,748 votes where as Troughton got 11601 votes.

In an another by-election result in Stoke-on-Trent Central, Labour’s Gareth Snell defended the seat with 7853 votes overcoming UKIP’s Paul Nuttall’s challenge who hot 5233 votes.

Ms Harrison hailed the Copeland victory as ” a truly historic event”.

Harrison said ” It’s been very clear talking to people throughout this campaign that Jeremy Corbyn (Labour leader) doesn’t represent them. They want a party which is on the side of ordinary working people, which will respect the way we voted in the referendum and which will build a country which represents everyone. That’s why they voted for me tonight.”

Copeland created in 1983, formerly Whitehaven constituency have been a stronghold of Labour Party and only Labour MPs came out victorious since 1935.

In Stoke, where it considered as a capital of Brexit, turned out to be inclining towards Labour party and Mr. Corbyn hailed the victory as a “decisive rejection of UKIP’s politics of division and dishonesty”. UKIP had much hopes in Stoke-on-Trent as it was the area which pitched highly to leave EU in June.