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Clacton by-election: Campaigning under way

The government has formally moved the writ for the Clacton by-election with polling on 9 October, the Conservative Party has said.

The election was triggered by sitting MP Douglas Carswell's surprise decision at the end of August to defect from the Tories to the UK Independence Party.

Nominations are now open for anybody who wants to stand with campaigning already well under way, but the Tories are yet to select a candidate.

BBC East political correspondent Andrew Sinclair reports.

  • 09 Sep 2014
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