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UKIP candidate 'pro-asylum seeker, not anti-immigration'

John Bickley will stand in the by-election Photo: PA Images

The UKIP candidate for the Oldham West by-election says he is not "anti-immigration" but "pro-asylum seeker".

John Bickley will stand in the contest, triggered by the death of Michael Meacher.

John Bickley and Nigel Farage Credit: Ashley Derricott, ITV Granada

John Bickley has been joined by party leader Nigel Farage as he announced his candidacy.