UK Politics

Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election date announced

Paul Goggins MP Image copyright PA
Image caption Labour MP Paul Goggins died on 7 January

A by-election triggered by the death of Labour MP Paul Goggins is to be held on 13 February.

Mr Goggins, who represented Wythenshawe and Sale East in Greater Manchester from 1997, died earlier this month after collapsing while out running.

The former Northern Ireland and Home Office minister was elected with a majority of 7,575 in 2010.

Friends and colleagues said he was "a true champion for the disadvantaged" and "a man of enormous human kindness".

More on this story