Labour has suffered a very humiliating by-election defeat after losing Copeland to the Conservatives. The Cumbrian seat has been held by the Labour party since it was formed in 1983 but Tory Trudy Harrison snatched it by 2,147 votes in a historic victory. Well done Trudy! It is the first time a governing party has taken a seat from the opposition for decades. Harrison polled 13,748 votes to 11,601 for Labour’s Gillian Troughton. The stunning Tory victory will heap pressure on Jeremy Corbyn over his divisive leadership of the party.