UK Politics

Oldham West and Royton by-election: Voting closes

Aerial view across the Oldham West and Royton constituency Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Labour has held the seat for more than 40 years

Polls have closed in the by-election to elect a new MP for Oldham West and Royton.

The poll, triggered by the death of long-serving Labour MP Michael Meacher, is the first major electoral test for party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour is defending a 14,738 majority from May's general election.

But it faces a threat from UKIP in what is the first by-election of the current Parliament, with results expected early on Friday morning.

The turnout was 40.26%.


Full list of declared candidates:

Conservative: James Daly

Green Party: Simeon Hart

Labour: Jim McMahon

Liberal Democrat: Jane Brophy

Monster Raving Loony: Sir Oink A-Lot

UKIP: John Bickley

General Election 2015 result