LIVE: UKIP win Clacton by-election - Douglas Carswell to continue as MP

The Election count at the Princes Theatre in the Town Hall in Clacton.

The Election count at the Princes Theatre in the Town Hall in Clacton. - Credit: Archant

Douglas Carswell has been re-elected as MP for Clacton, giving UKIP their first seat in the House of Commons.

Here we have live coverage brought to you direct from the election count courtesy of political reporter Annabelle Dickson and Essex reporter Will Lodge as well as reaction from Paul Geater.