Oldham East by-election: Your reaction
Labour have comfortably won the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election with a majority of more than 3,500. What does this mean for the future of the coalition?
The Conservatives' vote fell by more than 7,000 as they came a distant third with a 12.8% share.
Labour, with a 42.1% share of the vote, said the result - a boost for party leader Ed Miliband - was a "wake-up call" for the coalition.
Nick Clegg said he was pleased with the Lib Dem performance - their share of the vote was up 0.3% on May's result.
Are the results significant? Will this be a "wake-up call" for the coalition? Are the results a boost for Ed Miliband?
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