Former British Labour Party MP Eric Illsley, now an Independent, pleads guilty to charges he fraudulently claimed more than £14,000 in parliamentary expenses.
Labour's Emma Lewell-Buck retains the South Shields Parliamentary seat for the party following Thursday's by-election, but with a reduced majority after the UK Independence Party secures almost a quarter of the votes cast.
Former British Labour MP Eric Illsley is jailed for 12 months for dishonestly claiming parliamentary expenses. The sentence comes on the same day that Jim Devine, another former Labour MP, is convicted of dishonestly claiming £8,385 of expenses by using false invoices for cleaning and printing work.
The Conservative Party's David Cameron kisses the hands of Queen Elizabeth II to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Gordon Brown resigns as Prime Minister and as Leader of the British Labour Party.