The Conservative candidate, Anne McIntosh, emerged victorious. The Liberal Democrat candidate, Howard Keal, was second and Labour"s Jonathan Roberts came third.
With this win Conservatives tally went upto 307 seats in the House of Commons, with the Liberal Democrats on 57 and Labour on 258.
This by-election got delayed following the death last month of John Boakes, candidate of the UK Independence Party. McIntosh won the seat with 20,167 votes.Keal got 8,886 votes while Roberts secured 5,169.
After winning the election McIntosh said it was a “very exciting time" to be in politics and said the new coalition Government represented “a new age of politics".