UK Politics

Heywood and Middleton by-election candidates

A by-election will be held in the constituency of Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester on 9 October.

The poll was triggered by the death of Labour MP Jim Dobbin earlier this month.

The deadline for candidates to register for the by-election was 1600 BST on 16 September.

The full list of candidates announced so far, in alphabetical order by surname, is:

  • Bickley, John - UK Independence Party
  • Gartside, Iain - The Conservative Party
  • Jackson, Abi - Green Party of England and Wales
  • McInnes, Liz - Labour Party
  • Smith, Anthony - The Liberal Democrats