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Lib Dems defeated in Barnsley by-election

The Liberal Democrats have been relegated to sixth place in a parliamentary by-election in Barnsley Central, losing their electoral deposit in the process.

Just nine months ago they came second in the general election.

The by-election in Barnsley Central was caused by the resignation of Eric Illsley, the Labour MP who was jailed for 12 months in February for expenses fraud.

Robin Brant reports.

  • 04 Mar 2011