South Shields has it’s first woman MP after Labour’s won by-election to succeed David Miliband
Ms Lewell-Buck, who will represent Whitburn as part of her constituency, stormed to victory, albeit with a reduced majority.
She won with 12,493 votes – 6,505 to behind UKIP, who pushed the Tories into third place.
The Lib Dems came third last with 352 votes, less than double that of the Monster Raving Looney Party.
The by-election was held after the resignation of former Foreign Secretary David Miliband, the brother of Labour leader Ed.
Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour Party) 12,493
Richard Peter Elvin (UK Independence Party) 5,988
Karen Allen (Conservative Party) 2,857
Ahmed Khan (Independent) 1,331
Phil Brown (The Independent Socialist Party) 750
Lady Dorothy MacBeth Brookes (British National Party) 711
Hugh Annand (Liberal Democrat) 352
Howling Laud Hope (The Official Monster Raving Loony Party) 197
Thomas Faithful Darwood (Independent) 57