Labour's Mike Kane elected for Wythenshawe and Sale East

Labour won the Wythenshawe and Sale East parliamentary by-election today while the Conservatives were pushed into third place by Ukip.

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Counting starts at Wythenshawe and Sale by-election

Counting is underway in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election.

Polls suggest Labour's candidate Mike Kane will win the seat comfortably with a close battle for second place between Daniel Critchlow of the Conservatives and UKIP candidate John Bickley.

Turnout is predicted to be much lower than the 54.3% recorded in 2010 when Labour's Paul Goggins took the seat with a majority of 7,575

The last by-election to be held in the North West saw the lowest recorded turnout anywhere in Britain since World War Two, when Labour's Lucy Powell was elected to Manchester Central on a turnout of 18.2% in November 2012.

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