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full list of candidates for tomorrow's by-elections

Labour faces a major test tomorrow as it defends two by-elections, after sitting MPs resigned. There is a serious threat from UKIP in Stoke, which came second last time, and the party is defending the Copeland seat in Cumbria on the same day too. Below are the full list of candidates and key facts you need to know about each area.

Copeland key facts:

  • A by-election was called after Labour MP Jamie Reed resigned
  • Reed has been critical of Corbyn but said his departure had absolutely nothing to do with him
  • Reed has taken up a job in the nuclear industry
  • Labour won the seat in 2015 with a 2,564 majority in 2015. This was the lowest vote share that the Labour Party has ever had in Copeland.
  • The Conservatives came in second place and are in with a good chance to win this time
  • If they do, they will be the first governing party to gain a seat in a by-election since 1982

Stoke key facts

  • Labour has held the seat since it was created in 1950
  • The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Labour MP Tristram Hunt. Like in Copeland, Hunt was a critic of Corbyn.
  • Hunt quit to become director of the V&A
  • He won Stoke-on-Trent Central with 12,220 votes in 2015
  • That was the fifth consecutive fall in the Labour vote share since the constituency was created in 1950
  • UKIP came in second place with 7,041 votes

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Brendan Cox will join Good Morning Britain today in his first live TV interview since his wife Jo was murdered

  1. In his first live television interview since his wife Jo Cox's murder last year, Brendan Cox talks to Good Morning Britain about how he's teaming up with royalty to continue her legacy. Brendan and the Duchess of Cornwall will launch The Great Get Together later today - hoped to be the biggest community event since the Jubilee. It will take place in June, a year on from when Jo was murdered, and people will be invited to come together for street parties, picnics, barbecues and bake-off competitions.

  2. MPs are outraged this morning over why a British man, who allegedly staged a suicide-bomb attack in Iraq this week, was previously paid one million pounds compensation by the Blair government. IS says former British inmate Abu Zakariya al-Britani blew himself up yesterday as Iraqi forces approached Mosul.

  3. A Good Morning Britain investigation has found a 61 percent rise in inappropriate contact between pupils and teachers online - prompting the NSPCC to tell us they expect schools to BAN social media communication between the two. Today we'll be discussing whether it's ever acceptable for pupils and teachers to communicate on social media and will be speaking to two schools with very different stances on the matter.

  4. Labour faces a major test tomorrow as it defends two by-elections, after sitting MPs resigned. There is a serious threat from UKIP in Stoke, which came second last time, and the party is defending the Copeland seat in Cumbria on the same day too. Could these by-elections spell the end of Jeremy Corbyn?

  5. Criminal justice agencies are at risk of failing children and young people who come forward to report crimes because they are not being taken seriously the Victims' Commissioner has today warned. A review warns of how it found children and teenagers were made to feel like criminals themselves, accused of wasting police time or simply not believed.

Pie-eating goalie Wayne Shaw 'resigns' amid betting investigation

Following his appearance on Good Morning Britain about his pie-eating antics today, Sutton United substitute goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has 'resigned', the club's manager Paul Doswell has confirmed.

A betting company offered odds on the 'roly poly goalie' eating the pastry item while his side were playing against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Monday.

His actions are now under investigation by the Gambling Commission.

This morning Piers asked Wayne about the betting and whether his friends took advantage....

Watch the moment in the video above.

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Who ate all the pies?

We're not exactly sure how the above video ended up in our hands to and to be honest we recommend watching it at your own peril ... but it's safe to say Piers got rather excited about meeting pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw on today's show!

Exclusive: Lindsay Lohan claims she was 'racially profiled' at Heathrow airport

I should have listened to my mom, gone back home and gotten out of Los Angeles

– Lindsay Lohan on her troubled younger years

Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan has claimed she was "racially profiled" for wearing a headscarf at Heathrow airport yesterday.

In an exclusive interview live on GMB Lindsay told us: “You know what’s so interesting to me, when we look back at Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn these old Hollywood actresses They used to cover up the same way".

The actress and tabloid regular also spoke frankly about religion, her partying days, her friendship with "guiding light" and "second mother" Oprah Winfrey (they even meditated on the phone together last night!) and and why she thinks everyone should give Donald Trump a chance.

I lost all my friends because I wasn't fun to them anymore

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