A Labour source told Sky News Political Correspondent Tamara Cohen that “there won’t be a by-election”.
According to Ms Cohen, the party pointed out that “by-elections are rare under these circumstances.
“It was a trend started when Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless defected to Ukip from Tories in 2014.”
Christian Wakeford defected to the Labour party in light of the escalating “Partygate” scandal.
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