As expected, Labour have held the seat.
As some hoped, UKIP have taken second and pushed the Cons into third.
Good news for the tories is the UKIP lead wasn't as big as was expected. Bad news for them is that Labour's majority increased by over 1,000 so the Tory bravado about UKIP being just as likely to take voters from Labour is clear nonsense.
For all the press and party attention on this I wonder how important it will actually prove to be considering turnout was a pretty shocking 28%.