Make it vote

The Labour Party candidate Emma Lewell-Buck has won the South Shields by-election held yesterday. She retains a Labour led constituency that has held South Shields since 1935.

The by-election was triggered after the former foreign secretary David Miliband announced recently that he was resigning from the House of Commons in order to leave Britain and head up the New York based International Rescue Committee humanitarian organisation.

I covered event yesterday and a few pictures are below with further shots via the link HERE

 

South Shields byelection

A voter makes his way into one of the 45 voting stations in the South Shields constituency

South Shields byelection

Councillor Ernest Gibson, the Deputy Mayor of South Tyneside, hangs party banners at Harton and Westoe Colliery Welfare Club

South Shields byelection

Voters make their way towards one of the portable voting stations in South Shields

South Shields byelection

After the polls closed at 10pm the ballot boxes start to arrive to be counted

South Shields byelection

Ballot papers are emptied out onto the tables to be counted

South Shields byelection

The count begins at Temple Park Leisure Centre in South Shields

South Shields byelection

A member of the Monster Raving Loony Party looks on as ballot papers are counted

South Shields byelection

Labour candidate Emma Lewell-Buck reacts to well wishers in the gallery above after arriving to watch the count

South Shields byelection

Labour candidate Emma Lewell-Buck

South Shields byelection

Labour party members are in high spirits as the result is about to be announced

South Shields byelection

The candidates in the South Shields by-election line up as the Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Eileen Leask, prepares to read out the results

South Shields byelection

Labour candidate Emma Lewell-Buck makes her speech after being announced as winner of the South Shields by-election.

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