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Memorial service for MP Paul Goggins

Former Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Paul Goggins.

A memorial service will be held today for the late Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Paul Goggins. The 60-year old died in January, days after collapsing while out running with his son over the Christmas break.

Politicians will join members of the Goggins family for the service in the church of St Margaret in Westminster Abbey.

Memorial Service to be held in Westminster for Paul Goggins MP

Paul Goggins was MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East

A memorial service is to be held for the late Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Paul Goggins.

The 60-year old died in January this year, days after collapsing while out running with his son over the Christmas break.

Politicians will join members of the Goggins family for the service in the church of St Margaret in Westminster Abbey on 16th July.

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Candidates apply for Paul Goggins' seat

Applications for the Labour candidate to replace Paul Goggins as MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East have opened.

The 60 year old died earlier this month after collapsing whilst out jogging.

Mr Goggins had been the MP since 1997.

A long list of candidates will be drawn up tomorrow with a decision being made at a meeting of the local party by the end of the week.