Manchester Gorton by-election: Eleven candidates confirmed
Eleven candidates have been confirmed to run in the Manchester Gorton by-election.
Nominations have closed for the 4 May poll, which follows the death of long-serving Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman in February.
Sir Gerald, 86, was the longest-serving MP in Westminster having served the constituency for more than 30 years.
The by-election takes place on the same day as the first election of a mayor for Greater Manchester.
The candidates are:
- Kemi Abidogun, Christian Peoples Alliance
- Peter Clifford, Communist League
- The Irrelevant Johnny Disco, Official Monster Raving Loony Party
- Phil Eckersley, UKIP
- George Galloway, Independent
- David Michael Hopkins
- Shaden Jaradat, Conservative
- Mohammed Afzal Khan, Labour
- Sufi Miah Khandoker, Independent
- Jess Mayo, Green Party
- Jackie Pearcey, Liberal Democrats