'Numbsculls' win Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election
UKIP come second in poll triggered by death of Labour MP Paul Goggins
Labour's Mike Kane has won the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election.
UKIP polled second, taking a sizeable 17.9pc of the vote – narrowly pushing the Tories into third place.
The seat's new MP said he would fight for a 'fair deal' for the constituency, particularly over its ailing A&E department.
Labour's hold comes after the death of well-loved MP Paul Goggins last month sparked the snap poll.
The party's majority increased by 1385.
UKIP's fortunes had been closely watched in Westminster ahead of the European and local elections in May, with the party openly using the poll as a testing ground.
However their lead over the Tories was not as large as some had expected, with the anti-EU party only just pipping them to second place by 862 votes.
The Liberal Democrats came in fourth with less than 5pc share, meaning they lost their deposit.
NWN: The voters in the UK are too 'thick' to do anything.In places like Wythenshawe, you could put Moors murderer Ian Brady up for Labour, and the idiots would vote him in in massive numbers.