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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 September, 2003, 12:24 GMT 13:24 UK
By-election campaign underway
Paul Daisley
Mr Daisley had been an MP for just two years
Campaigning is well under way in the by-election caused by the death of Labour MP Paul Daisley.

Mr Daisley, who was elected as MP for the London constituency of Brent East with a majority of 13,047 in 2001, died in June this year aged 45. He had been suffering from cancer.

The by-election takes place on 18 September.

The candidates are:

Robert Evans (Labour)
Uma Fernandes (Conservative)
Sarah Teather (Liberal Democrats)
Harold Immanuel (Independent Labour)
Kelly McBride (Independent)
Winston McKenzie (Independent)
Noel Lynch (Green)
Neil Walsh (Independent)
Alan Howling Lord Hope (Monster Raving Loony Party)
Jiten Bardwaj (No description)
Khidori Fawzi Ibrahim (Public Services Not War)
Brian Butterworth (Socialist Alliance)
Iris Cremer (Socialist Labour Party)
Brian Hall (UK Independence Party)
Rainbow George Weiss (WWW.XAT.ORG)
Aaron Barschack (No description)

At the 2001 general election, Mr Daisley won with 63.21% of the vote, with the Tories second with 18.21% of votes cast and the Liberal Democrats picking up 10.57%.

Mr Daisley, a former leader of Brent Council in north London, took over the seat from Ken Livingstone, now Mayor of London.

The BBC's Luisa Baldini
"This is one of the country's most ethnically diverse areas"

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