Conservative victory in northern England could spell doom for Labour's Corbyn

Labour hold Stoke in by-election defeating Ukip's Paul Nuttall as Professor Green makes bizarre appearance at

Trudy Harrison has won a historic victory in the Copeland by-election for the Conservatives winning by a majority of 2,147 votes over Labour.

The Conservatives captured the west Cumbrian seat for the first time in more than 80 years, reversing the traditional pattern of governing parties losing by-elections while in office. Trudy Harrison for the Conservative party not only beat Labour's Gillian Troughton with 13,748 votes to 11,601 on a turnout of 51% - she also boosted vote share by 8.5%.

"What we've seen from this victory is this truly is a government that's working for everyone and every part of the country - and that's the message that we bring here to Copeland and we'll take across the country".

The Cumbria seat relies heavily on the nuclear industry for skilled jobs and Labour canvassers picked up early in the campaign worries about Corbyn's own equivocal stance on plans for a new power plant in the constituency.

There was some consolation for Labour in Stoke-on-Trent Central, where it saw off a concerted challenge from Ukip leader Paul Nuttall - albeit with a reduced majority.

The jubilant Prime Minister insisted the winning of the seat from Labour, and her party nearly taking second place in Stoke Central, showed the Conservatives were now the "party of working people". "We - the Conservative Party - won Copeland".

"We agree with Corbyn on a lot of priorities: a growth orientated economy built on public investment; a social and youth agenda; fiscal justice and policies to tackle tax evasion; a common and shared EU migration policy; and closer European cooperation on defence". Lisa Nandy, who left the party's front bench last summer, is the MP for Wigan and has long anxious about the disconnect between Labour MPs and the towns they represent.

Asked by reporters on Friday whether he accepted that Labour's problems were his fault, Mr Corbyn said simply: "No".

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"The blame for these results does not lie exclusively with Jeremy Corbyn, but he must take responsibility for what happens next".

They won 42.3 per cent of votes in the 2015 General Election with Jamie Reed as their candidate, 6.5 percentage points above the Tories' share of 35.8 per cent.

"We've always said the Labour party is not just one person, whoever the leader has been".

This defeat is the latest loss taken by Labour Party in what has been a stunning collapse of the party over the past decade. A pragmatic approach. I think if Labour can reach out and explain we need to get the best possible deal we can and have the best possible relationship with Europe.

Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour's campaign manager, was visibly upset after the result was announced.

Labour did manage to cling on to Stoke-on-Trent Central in a second by-election, but still lost voters.

"What's important now is discussing the whole thing and what happened in Copeland".

"Word had got out that Jeremy was not in favour of nuclear power - that isn't true, that is what you call "fake news" and we were having great difficulty fighting that", said the shadow foreign secretary.

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