Surely an outstanding, critically important result for Labour and Corbyn
And a great endorsement for a fairer, peace loving country.
I hope Corbyn holds on to the leadership and Labour work to kick out all of these pro war scum MPs.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hailed a "vote of confidence" in his party after it comfortably held the Oldham West and Royton seat in a by-election.
Its candidate Jim McMahon secured a 10,835-vote majority from UKIP's John Bickley and a 62% vote share that was higher than at the general election.
UKIP's Nigel Farage called the result "perverse", and said there had been reports the postal vote was rigged.
The Conservatives came third in the poll.
Live: Oldham by-election reaction
The by-election was triggered by the death of long-serving Labour MP Michael Meacher.
Mr McMahon said he had "delivered a result that Michael would be proud of".
Labour was defending a 14,738 majority from the general election.
While its total majority was lower this time around, it ended up with a higher vote share as the turnout - just over 40% - was lower than at May's poll.
The by-election - the first of this Parliament - was also the first major electoral test for Mr Corbyn, who was elected leader by more than half the party's membership in September.
He has faced criticism from some within his party, with few of his MPs having backed his leadership campaign while senior figures warned he would damage Labour's electoral chances.
Mr Corbyn said: "By-elections can be difficult for the party holding the seat, and turnouts are often low.
"But to increase our share of the vote since the general election is a vote of confidence in our party.
"It's a clear demonstration that Labour is the party working people trust."