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UK: UKIP's Paul Nuttall loses Stoke by-election to Labour02:54

UK: UKIP's Paul Nuttall loses Stoke by-election to Labour

United Kingdom, Stoke-on-Trent
February 24, 2017 at 08:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Labour managed to hold onto its seat in Stoke-on-Trent Central on Thursday, claiming victory over UKIP's Paul Nuttall in a by-election in the city that has been dubbed the 'Brexit capital.'

Labour candidate Gareth Snell won the seat with 7,853 votes, meanwhile leader of UKIP finished second with 5,233 votes.

After the results were announced, Snell said, "This city will not allow ourselves to be defined by last year's referendum. And we will not allow ourselves to be divided by the result. Nor will we be divided by race, or faith or creed."

Nuttall admitted, "We fell short this time", but said that there was "no chance" that former leader Farage would have done better. "UKIP's time will come", he said.

As a notoriously Eurosceptic party, UKIP was expected to do well in Stoke-on-Trent, the city which had the highest proportion of 'leave' voters, with 207,000 of its residents voting for a Brexit.

UK: UKIP's Paul Nuttall loses Stoke by-election to Labour02:54
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Labour managed to hold onto its seat in Stoke-on-Trent Central on Thursday, claiming victory over UKIP's Paul Nuttall in a by-election in the city that has been dubbed the 'Brexit capital.'

Labour candidate Gareth Snell won the seat with 7,853 votes, meanwhile leader of UKIP finished second with 5,233 votes.

After the results were announced, Snell said, "This city will not allow ourselves to be defined by last year's referendum. And we will not allow ourselves to be divided by the result. Nor will we be divided by race, or faith or creed."

Nuttall admitted, "We fell short this time", but said that there was "no chance" that former leader Farage would have done better. "UKIP's time will come", he said.

As a notoriously Eurosceptic party, UKIP was expected to do well in Stoke-on-Trent, the city which had the highest proportion of 'leave' voters, with 207,000 of its residents voting for a Brexit.

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