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    PM reacts to Corby defeat

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    By: Emma Hallett
    Labour seized the Corby constituency from the Conservatives by a margin of almost 8,000 votes today, in a result which will give a major boost to leader Ed Miliband.It was the first time in 15 years that Labour has won a House of Commons seat from the Tories in a by-election, and victorious candidate Andy Sawford suggested it had set the party on track for a successful general election in 2015, declaring: "The road to Downing Street runs through Corby."The by-election in the Northamptonshire seat was forced by the resignation of Conservative MP Louise Mensch to spend more time with her family in the USA.