Barnsley Central by-election: Your reaction
Labour's Dan Jarvis has won the Barnsley Central by-election. How important is this result?
UKIP, the Conservatives, the BNP and an independent all finished ahead of the Lib Dems, who had finished second in the seat in 2010's general election.
Lib Dem candidate Dominic Carman said his party had been given "a kicking", while Labour's victorious Dan Jarvis said it was a message to the coalition.
The contest followed the former Labour MP's resignation over his expenses.
What does this result mean for the governing coalition, and for Labour? Will the by-election send a "strong message" to the government? Do you live in the Barnsley Central constituency?
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