Glasgow & West Scotland

Nominations close in Inverclyde by-election

David Cairns
Image caption The by-election is being held following the death of MP David Cairns

Nominations for the Westminster Inverclyde by-election for Westminster have closed, with just five candidates standing.

The four main parties - Labour, the SNP, the Lib Dems and Tories - are each contesting the seat, while UKIP has also fielded a candidate.

Voters go to the polls on June the 30 to elect a successor to Labour MP David Cairns, who had a 14,416-vote majority.

The contest comes after his death in May from pancreatitis at the age of 44.

Here is the full list of candidates standing in the Inverclyde by-election:

  • Sophie Bridger - Liberal Democrats
  • Iain McKenzie - Labour
  • Anne McLaughlin - SNP
  • Mitch Sorbie - UK Independence Party
  • David Wilson - Conservatives

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