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Corby by-election - new MP after Louise Mensch resigns

9 November 2012 Last updated at 13:26 GMT

Voters in Corby and eastern Northamptonshire will be asked to brave the winter weather and vote for a new MP next week.

The by-election was caused after Conservative Louise Mensch stood down to move to the USA after two years in the job.

There was a Conservative majority of less than 2,000 in 2010, and a Labour win would give the party its first by-election gain from the Tories in more than 15 years.

David Thompson reports from the East Midlands.

Corby by-election candidates

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