From the BBC:
Labour has won the Inverclyde by-election for the UK parliament but its majority has been more than halved.
Iain McKenzie took the Westminster seat with 15,118 votes over the SNP’s Anne McLaughlin on 9,280. Labour’s majority fell from 14,416 at the 2010 general election to 5,838.
The Conservatives took third place with 2,784, the Liberal Democrats polled 627 votes and UKIP was fifth with 288.
The by-election was held after the death of David Cairns in May, aged 44.
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In local council by-election news:
Wandsworth LBC, Thamesfield:
LD Lisa Smart 545;
Broxbourne BC, Cheshunt Central:
Ind Con 62;
LD Peter Huse 24;