Labour beats UKIP to win by-election in Brexit bastion



Britain’s Labour party on Friday beat UKIP to win a by-election in the Brexit bastion of Stoke-on-Trent, holding onto its seat while awaiting the results of a second battle against the ruling Conservatives.

Labour’s Gareth Snell won the election by 7,853 votes to 5,233 for Paul Nuttall, leader of the UK Independence Party.

The result of another parliamentary by-election in Copeland, northern England, is due later on Friday with Labour trying to retain the seat in a fight against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party.