The Labour Party has withdrawn its support for Rochdale by-election candidate Azhar Ali after "new information about further comments" has come to light in recent days.
A Labour party spokesperson said: "Following new information about further comments made by Azhar Ali coming to light today, the Labour party has withdrawn its support for Azhar Ali as our candidate in the Rochdale by-election. We understand that these are highly unusual circumstances but it is vital that any candidate put forward by Labour fully represents its aims and values."
"Given that nominations have now closed Azhar Ali cannot be replaced as the candidate."
See below the full list of candidates and the political parties they represent:
Azhar Ali, Labour Party
Mark Coleman, Independent
Simon Danczuk, Reform UK
Iain Donaldson, Liberal Democrats
Paul Ellison, The Conservative Party Candidate
George Galloway, Workers' Party of Britain
Michael Howarth, Independent
William Howarth, Independent
Guy Otten, Green Party
Ravin Subortna, The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
David Tully, Independent