UK Politics

Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election polls close

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Image caption Voting will take place from 07:00 to 22:00 GMT on Thursday

The polls have closed in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election to choose the successor to MP Paul Goggins, who died earlier this year.

Seven candidates are standing in the Greater Manchester seat.

Polls were open from 07:00 until 22:00 GMT, with the result expected to be announced in the early hours of Friday morning.

Labour's Mr Goggins died in January after collapsing while he was out jogging.

He had represented Wythenshawe and Sale East since the constituency's creation in 1997

The candidates (in alphabetical order) are:

  • John Bickley (UK Independence Party)
  • The Rev Daniel Critchlow (Conservative)
  • Capt Chaplington-Smythe (Monster Raving Loony Party)
  • Mary Di Mauro (Liberal Democrat)
  • Michael Kane (Labour)
  • Eddy O'Sullivan (British National Party)
  • Nigel Woodcock (Green Party)