Tories Win Copeland

Trudy Harrison, Tory13,748 (44%)

Gillian Troughton, Labour11,601 (37%)

Rebecca Hanson, LibDems2,252 (7.2%)

Fiona Mills, UKIP2,025 (6.5%)

Tory majority of 2,147. First government by-election gain since 1982. Best result for a government in a by-election since 1966. Truly dire result for Labour.


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