Phil Woolas outside the High Court
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Woolas disappointed he cannot stand for election

A by-election is to be held in the Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency, to choose a successor to the former immigration minister Phil Woolas.

The High Court today upheld a decision of an election court, which banned Mr Woolas from standing as an MP for three years - for lying about an opponent at the general election.

Mr. Woolas gave his reaction outside court.

  • 03 Dec 2010