Emphatic win partially alleviates disappointment at historic defeat in Copeland
'I think the most likely outcome is that Labour will win. Stoke is not even in our top 50 target seats'
Results in the two crucial contests are expected in the early hours of Friday morning
Four party leaders – one of whom is a candidate in one of them – await the results of tomorrow’s votes with more than usual trepidation
Victorious candidate Sid Phelps says the result was very much about local politics
Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election candidate removes glasses, wipes away tear and confesses to being ‘overwhelmed’ by Ukip faithful’s applause
Former leader attends party conference and says, 'I'm not his spokesman... [He] is a private citizen entitled to his own views'
Promise comes after torrid week for politician, whose Stoke Central by-election campaign was dogged by calls for his resignation over Hillsborough lie
Joe Anderson says city 'will not tolerate' anyone exploiting the tragedy for their own gain
‘I haven’t lost a close personal friend, I’ve lost someone who I know,’ Mr Nuttall said in an interview on Tuesday. ‘I haven’t put that out, that is wrong’
Millionaire attacks 'hysterical' critics and accuses them of 'milking a tragedy' after furore over Ukip leader's untrue Hillsborough claims
If the Ukip leader respects the memories of those who died, perhaps he would distance himself from the comments of his party’s donor Arron Banks, who described the event as ‘an awful accident at a football ground, that’s it’
Mr Nuttall continues to deny allegations he lied about being a Hillsborough survivor
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The party faces a difficult contest against Ukip's Paul Nuttall
Stoke candidate is currently under investigation by police for election fraud after admitting he listed his address as a property he had not yet moved into