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A total of 12 candidates are standing in the by-election

Voters in Birmingham’s Erdington constituency in England have been casting their ballots for a new MP in a parliamentary by-election.

The vote follows the death of Labour’s Jack Dromey in January, aged 73.

He had held the seat since 2010 and entered politics through the union movement, as a leading figure in the Transport and General Workers’ Union.

A total of 12 candidates are standing. The result is due to be announced on Friday.

Polling stations were open on Thursday from 07:00 to 22:00.

Who is standing?

Listed alphabetically, the following 12 candidates are standing for election:

  • Robert Alden, Conservative Party
  • David Bishop, Militant Bus-Pass Elvis Party
  • Jack Brookes, Reform UK
  • Lee Dargue, Liberal Democrats
  • Paulette Hamilton, Labour Party
  • Siobhan Harper-Nunes, Green Party
  • Clifton Holmes, Independent
  • Michael Lutwyche, Independent
  • Mel Mbondiah, Christian Peoples Alliance
  • Dave Nellist, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)
  • Thomas O’Rourke, Independent
  • Sir Nos Da The Good Knight, The Official Monster Raving Loony Party