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Stoke-On-Trent Central By-Election: Odds, Polls, Candidates And Results Time

Stoke goes to the polls on Thursday.

22/02/2017 16:30 GMT | Updated 23/02/2017 13:20 GMT

The constituents of Stoke-on-Trent Central are set to go to the polls on Thursday to choose a new MP following the resignation of Labour’s Tristram Hunt.

Hunt, who quit in January, is taking up a post as director of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall is the highest-profile figure running for the seat, although Labour’s Gareth Snell is currently favourite to win.

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall is running in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election

Ukip came second in the constituency in the last general election with 7,041 votes to Labour’s 12,220.

The party will be hoping to capitalise on Stoke’s strong Brexit vote - the constituency recorded the highest proportion of those who voted to leave the European Union in the referendum.

When is the Stoke by-election?

The by-election will take place on Thursday 23 February.

When do the polls open?

Polling stations open 7am and close at 10pm on Thursday.

Who are the candidates?

  • Mohammed Yaqub Akram - independent candidate

  • Zulfiqar Ali - Liberal Democrats

  • Jack Brereton - Conservatives

  • The Incredible Flying Brick - Official Monster Raving Loony Party

  • Adam Colclough - Green Party

  • Godfrey Davies - Christian Peoples Alliance

  • Barbara Fielding - independent candidate

  • David Furness - British National Party Local People First

  • Paul Nuttall - Ukip

  • Gareth Snell - Labour

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Labour candidate Gareth Snell is currently favourite to win the by-election

What are the latest odds?

According to Ladbrokes...

  • Labour 8/5

  • Ukip 2/1

  • Conservatives 10/1

  • Liberal Democrats 50/1

  • Greens 500/1

When will the result be announced?

Counting will begin once polling stations have closed and the result is expected some time early on Friday.