Also standing in the Bradford By-election

The by election is expected to take place on the 29th March. Former Green party member Sonja McNally has announced that she will be standing as a candidate for the UK Independence Party.

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George Galloway to stand in Bradford by-election

The former Respect MP George Galloway has announced he's to stand in the Bradford by-election. He's giving a press conference outside the city hall this afternoon - and hoping to replace the MP Marsha Singh who's retiring due to ill health.