Labour hold Hartlepool in face of Ukip onslaught

Labour candidate and Hartlepool MP Iain Wright.
Labour candidate and Hartlepool MP Iain Wright.
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LABOUR’S Iain Wright has held on to the Hartlepool seat despite massive advances from Ukip.

At stages in the count, the result had seemed neck-and-neck, but Labour held tight in the town.

In the end, Labour took 14,076 votes to Ukip’s 11,052.

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