UKIP come second as Labour hold Middlesbrough

Labour MP Andy McDonald celebrates his victory last night

Labour MP Andy McDonald celebrates his victory last night

First published in News

LABOUR'S Andy McDonald won a resounding victory in the Middlesbrough by-election this morning.

He secured 10,201 votes, ahead of UKIP candidate Richard Elvin in second with 1,990 and Liberal Democrat George Selmer with 1,672.

Conservative candidate Ben Houchen came fourth with 1,063 votes, only three ahead of Imdad Hussain for the Peace Party.

The BNP's Peter Foreman won 328 votes ahead of John Malcolm for the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition with 277 and independent Mark Heslehurst with 275.

The turnout was just 25 per cent – less than half the number who voted in the 2010 general election.

In his victory speech, Mr McDonald said: "I feel so proud to represent the town I was born and brought up in.

"I promise to fight for all of the people who live here. The people of the town have spoken.

"Tonight we have a new voice in Westminster and I shall make it loud and clear."

Labour's majority of 48.68 per cent was well up on the 26 per cent margin recorded in 2010 by Sir Stuart Bell, whose death triggered the contest.

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9:18am Fri 30 Nov 12

loonyleft says...

well done labour,ukip the new failures ,instead of lib-dems.
well done labour,ukip the new failures ,instead of lib-dems. loonyleft
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9:36am Fri 30 Nov 12

borocoffindodger says...

No surprise here then the no brainers were out as usual. Where about in France will our new MP be buying his French Chateaux will it be in the same area as Councillor Tracey Harvey ie as far away from Gresham as possible.
No surprise here then the no brainers were out as usual. Where about in France will our new MP be buying his French Chateaux will it be in the same area as Councillor Tracey Harvey ie as far away from Gresham as possible. borocoffindodger
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11:12am Fri 30 Nov 12

Dierdre says...

The blonde lady is his wife Sally, a very nice lady & Mr McDonald cannot possible do any worse than Stuart Bell. Cllr Shamal Biswas standing behind her chaired only 3 of the 6 Staff Appeals committee meetings in the last council year, but claimed the full £6,100 extra for this position. that means he charted the tax payer of Mbro over £2,000 for each meeting. That's why they vote Labour in Mbro - they like giving their money away like this.
The blonde lady is his wife Sally, a very nice lady & Mr McDonald cannot possible do any worse than Stuart Bell. Cllr Shamal Biswas standing behind her chaired only 3 of the 6 Staff Appeals committee meetings in the last council year, but claimed the full £6,100 extra for this position. that means he charted the tax payer of Mbro over £2,000 for each meeting. That's why they vote Labour in Mbro - they like giving their money away like this. Dierdre
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12:19pm Fri 30 Nov 12

David Lacey says...

Shock, horror - Labour politicians on the take. Remember why there was a by-election in Rotherham?
Shock, horror - Labour politicians on the take. Remember why there was a by-election in Rotherham? David Lacey
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1:37pm Fri 30 Nov 12

AllanFraser says...

Come on UKIP - performed well in all three by-elections, with the terrible Lib Dems falling to eigth in Rotherham.
Come on UKIP - performed well in all three by-elections, with the terrible Lib Dems falling to eigth in Rotherham. AllanFraser
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2:25pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Adam Walker says...

No victory here, just more heartache for Boro under the New Liebour red fascists. More ethnic cleansing and more cuts. If they had stood a pot bellied pig it would have won.
No victory here, just more heartache for Boro under the New Liebour red fascists. More ethnic cleansing and more cuts. If they had stood a pot bellied pig it would have won. Adam Walker
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3:04pm Fri 30 Nov 12

loonyleft says...

sore losers,ha ha,ukip the new lib-dems.
sore losers,ha ha,ukip the new lib-dems. loonyleft
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3:06pm Fri 30 Nov 12

mensamoo says...

wow. plenty of jealousy here. Andy won well because the people dont like the Government. Swallow it.
wow. plenty of jealousy here. Andy won well because the people dont like the Government. Swallow it. mensamoo
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4:31pm Fri 30 Nov 12

AllanFraser says...

Ukip the new Lib Dems - really?!
Ukip the new Lib Dems - really?! AllanFraser
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4:42pm Fri 30 Nov 12

David Lacey says...

No. The new force in British politics. If like me you are sick of the Tories and Labour (let's forget the LibDums) and want to get out of the corrupt and undemocratic EU then join those patriots who vote UKIP.
No. The new force in British politics. If like me you are sick of the Tories and Labour (let's forget the LibDums) and want to get out of the corrupt and undemocratic EU then join those patriots who vote UKIP. David Lacey
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5:59pm Fri 30 Nov 12

loonyleft says...

really ukip the new eternal losers,i hear Nick Clegg is joining ukip yes really.
really ukip the new eternal losers,i hear Nick Clegg is joining ukip yes really. loonyleft
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6:09pm Fri 30 Nov 12

loonyleft says...

eu corrupt,you should know David,how many ukip mep's were found guilty of fraud?
eu corrupt,you should know David,how many ukip mep's were found guilty of fraud? loonyleft
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9:08pm Fri 30 Nov 12

AZZIZZ says...

No wonder you call yourself looneyleft, looney is quite apt.

How many in Labour have been found out mate.
How many who were and still are in Labour are now in the high earner elite.
Socialists.... new name ........SELFLISTS.
No wonder you call yourself looneyleft, looney is quite apt. How many in Labour have been found out mate. How many who were and still are in Labour are now in the high earner elite. Socialists.... new name ........SELFLISTS. AZZIZZ
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10:27pm Fri 30 Nov 12

MSG says...

Well done UKIP in all three by-elections yesterday.
Can't wait for the Euro elections which are proportional representation so a massive increase in UKIP seats is on the cards.
Well done UKIP in all three by-elections yesterday. Can't wait for the Euro elections which are proportional representation so a massive increase in UKIP seats is on the cards. MSG
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11:20pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Dierdre says...

AZZIZZ wrote:
No wonder you call yourself looneyleft, looney is quite apt.

How many in Labour have been found out mate.
How many who were and still are in Labour are now in the high earner elite.
Socialists.... new name ........SELFLISTS.
They are known now as "champagne socialists"
[quote][p][bold]AZZIZZ[/bold] wrote: No wonder you call yourself looneyleft, looney is quite apt. How many in Labour have been found out mate. How many who were and still are in Labour are now in the high earner elite. Socialists.... new name ........SELFLISTS.[/p][/quote]They are known now as "champagne socialists" Dierdre
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11:23pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Dierdre says...

mensamoo wrote:
wow. plenty of jealousy here. Andy won well because the people dont like the Government. Swallow it.
Despite labour being on the streets morning till night for the last two weeks, Andy polled the lowest vote for Labort in the history of the town with less than 25 in every 100 bothering to go out and vote for him. However, I wish him well as the town needed someone to replace Bell - let's face it, by simply holding surgeries in the town is an improvement on the last one.
[quote][p][bold]mensamoo[/bold] wrote: wow. plenty of jealousy here. Andy won well because the people dont like the Government. Swallow it.[/p][/quote]Despite labour being on the streets morning till night for the last two weeks, Andy polled the lowest vote for Labort in the history of the town with less than 25 in every 100 bothering to go out and vote for him. However, I wish him well as the town needed someone to replace Bell - let's face it, by simply holding surgeries in the town is an improvement on the last one. Dierdre
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4:51pm Sat 1 Dec 12

loonyleft says...

azziz,you didn't answer me about the mep's,o and who won in 'boro,ha ha.
azziz,you didn't answer me about the mep's,o and who won in 'boro,ha ha. loonyleft
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7:38pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Dierdre says...

looneyleft - I suggest you get some English lessons from someone before you post on here again - youre's !!! Does your computer not have spell check? it's one thing to make a typo but another to use such dreadful punctuation. Then again under Labour, look what's happened to the education system in this country. Thousands of children from all over the world were sent here to be educated - foreigners working here now send their children home to be educated until they leave the country themselves. You don't even write in sentences.
looneyleft - I suggest you get some English lessons from someone before you post on here again - youre's !!! Does your computer not have spell check? it's one thing to make a typo but another to use such dreadful punctuation. Then again under Labour, look what's happened to the education system in this country. Thousands of children from all over the world were sent here to be educated - foreigners working here now send their children home to be educated until they leave the country themselves. You don't even write in sentences. Dierdre
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8:26pm Sat 1 Dec 12

loonyleft says...

DIERDRE,yes my computer has a spell check,you and David Lacey should get to gether i bet you would have a fun time, by the way a great result in 'boro for labour don't you think?, got to go now can't stay talking to such a lovely warm hearted person all night,up the revolution!!!
DIERDRE,yes my computer has a spell check,you and David Lacey should get to gether i bet you would have a fun time, by the way a great result in 'boro for labour don't you think?, got to go now can't stay talking to such a lovely warm hearted person all night,up the revolution!!! loonyleft
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10:09pm Sat 1 Dec 12

MSG says...

Looneyleft -
Why do you support Labour if your a person of the left? Do you not realise they ditched you in favour of their disastrous version of capitalism!
I assume you supported Tony possibly the biggest war criminal after Hitler & Stalllin ?
Do you blame Labour for the current economic mess, or Labour and the bankers ?
Where do you stand on Labours promised referenda on the EU that never came about & yet they still carried out the act of treason in signing the Lisbon treaty ?
These are not times for Leftists to gloat over the mess they created leaving others like UKIP to sort !!!
Looneyleft - Why do you support Labour if your a person of the left? Do you not realise they ditched you in favour of their disastrous version of capitalism! I assume you supported Tony possibly the biggest war criminal after Hitler & Stalllin ? Do you blame Labour for the current economic mess, or Labour and the bankers ? Where do you stand on Labours promised referenda on the EU that never came about & yet they still carried out the act of treason in signing the Lisbon treaty ? These are not times for Leftists to gloat over the mess they created leaving others like UKIP to sort !!! MSG
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10:43pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Dierdre says...

loonyleft - then use it.
loonyleft - then use it. Dierdre
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9:53am Sun 2 Dec 12

mark.wilkinson says...

Well done UKIP. About time the other two main parties had some serious competition.

I might even give them a go next time round. Certainly can't be any worse than the Conservatives or Labour parties
Well done UKIP. About time the other two main parties had some serious competition. I might even give them a go next time round. Certainly can't be any worse than the Conservatives or Labour parties mark.wilkinson
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10:48am Sun 2 Dec 12

loonyleft says...

Dierdre,i don't need to use spellcheck, i've got you and mr Lacey to keep me right. up the revolution.
Dierdre,i don't need to use spellcheck, i've got you and mr Lacey to keep me right. up the revolution. loonyleft
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12:13pm Sun 2 Dec 12

loonyleft says...

MSG, I'm glad you realised tony was a tory capatilist in disguise, war criminal yes that fits his tory background. Right wingers are always keen to use the military to further their political ambitions,like Bush in Iraq Thatcher with the Falklands e.t.c.The bankers wrecked the economy,Osbourne is currently increasing the deficist,which is why we can't leave the e.u. now without wrecking the economy further.
MSG, I'm glad you realised tony was a tory capatilist in disguise, war criminal yes that fits his tory background. Right wingers are always keen to use the military to further their political ambitions,like Bush in Iraq Thatcher with the Falklands e.t.c.The bankers wrecked the economy,Osbourne is currently increasing the deficist,which is why we can't leave the e.u. now without wrecking the economy further. loonyleft
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3:40pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Dierdre says...

No time to correct all your punctuation errors etc loonyleft other than to say it was NOT the bankers who ruined the economy - it was Gordon Brown for not stopping them when he could. I doubt there are such words as "deficist" nor capatalist."
No time to correct all your punctuation errors etc loonyleft other than to say it was NOT the bankers who ruined the economy - it was Gordon Brown for not stopping them when he could. I doubt there are such words as "deficist" nor capatalist." Dierdre
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4:45pm Sun 2 Dec 12

loonyleft says...

dierdre, the tories were in favour of relaxing controls on banking even further, so if Brown had brought in new restrictions ,Osbourne would have probably changed them back. by the way you are doing an excellent job correcting my spelling are you ex-teacher ,this is a good way of keeping your hand in ,can i have some homework?
dierdre, the tories were in favour of relaxing controls on banking even further, so if Brown had brought in new restrictions ,Osbourne would have probably changed them back. by the way you are doing an excellent job correcting my spelling are you ex-teacher ,this is a good way of keeping your hand in ,can i have some homework? loonyleft
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5:06pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Dierdre says...

"Would have probably" - is not the same as did, apart from which, it's only speculation on your part. I don't have enough time to correct all your errors, clearly you need a full time tutor on a one-to-one basis. Did you ever attend a senior school by any chance?
"Would have probably" - is not the same as did, apart from which, it's only speculation on your part. I don't have enough time to correct all your errors, clearly you need a full time tutor on a one-to-one basis. Did you ever attend a senior school by any chance? Dierdre
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5:07pm Sun 2 Dec 12

loonyleft says...

Dierdre, come on were are you bossy boots,great result for labour ,think of all coruption over the next few years,great isnt it.
Dierdre, come on were are you bossy boots,great result for labour ,think of all coruption over the next few years,great isnt it. loonyleft
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9:57am Mon 3 Dec 12

loonyleft says...

DIERDRE,did you ever attend charm school.,i bet your husband enjoys his time down the pub.The tories didn't get the chance to relax even further controls on the banks,because they collapsed and labour had to rescue them, so bow down and be grateful,else you would be eating out of a bin now. I bet you are looking forward to labour winning the next election.
DIERDRE,did you ever attend charm school.,i bet your husband enjoys his time down the pub.The tories didn't get the chance to relax even further controls on the banks,because they collapsed and labour had to rescue them, so bow down and be grateful,else you would be eating out of a bin now. I bet you are looking forward to labour winning the next election. loonyleft
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5:33pm Thu 6 Dec 12

johnny_p says...

Put a little red cocktail flag in some dog waste in Middlesbrough and people will vote for it- so nothing much to celebrate here eh?
Put a little red cocktail flag in some dog waste in Middlesbrough and people will vote for it- so nothing much to celebrate here eh? johnny_p
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