In Pictures: By-election upsets
Bermondsey, 1983

Nothing similar to Labour's dramatic loss of Brent East to the Liberal Democrats has happened for 20 years.

In 1983 London, again, was the setting, and Simon Hughes the victor over Labour's Peter Tatchell. He won with a post-war record breaking swing of 44.2%.

Sarah Teather, Brent East's new MP, will hope to hold on to her seat as he has done his.

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