Labour: UKIP by-election victory is a humiliation for PM
Labour's Douglas Alexander has described UKIP's victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election in Kent as, "a humiliation for the prime minister."
Mark Reckless, who had defected from the Conservatives, took 16,867 votes - 2,920 more than Conservative Kelly Tolhurst's 13,947.
Labour finished third with 6,713 votes and saw the resignation of shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry after she tweeted a photo of a Rochester house with England flags and a white van.
Mr Alexander said, "What she did was wrong, she's paid the price and she has resigned."
21 Nov 2014
- From the section UK Politics