Northern Ireland

West Belfast voters choose new MP to replace Adams

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Voters in West Belfast are going to the polls to elect a new MP to replace Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

The by-election was called after Mr Adams resigned earlier this year to become a Sinn Fein TD in Louth.

Six candidates are vying for the post. Paul Maskey is running for Sinn Fein and Alex Attwood is the SDLP candidate.

Other candidates are Brian Kingston, DUP; Bill Manwaring, Ulster Unionists; Aaron McIntyre, Alliance Party; and Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit.

The polls close at 2200 BST on Thursday and the result should be known in the early hours of Friday morning.

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