UKIP campaigner Mick Harold, who stood for the Stoke-on-Trent Central seat in 2015, has accused the Labour Party of 'dirty tactics' smearing their candidate Paul Nuttall during the campaign.
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Labour have lost the Copeland by-election, a seat they had held since 1983, as the Conservatives edged the vote by 2,000 votes.
Stoke Central's new Labour MP Gareth Snell says the politics of 'hope not hate' defeated UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall in the by-election.
We asked the candidates running for the Stoke Central seat in this week's by-election five questions, to help you get to know them.