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.
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