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- Live updates from tonight's Ramsbottom by-election.
- The election, which has been taking place today, was triggered by the resignation of Labour councillor Joanne Columbine, who resigned "for family reasons".
- Five candidates will stand, with Sarah Southworth representing Labour, Robert Hodkinson for the Conservatives, David Foss for the Liberal Democrats, Glyn Heath for the Green Party and Dave Barker for the UK Independence Party.
- The counting action is due to start at about 9.30pm at St Andrew's Primary School.