Bolton's Labour group has announced who will be its candidate in the upcoming by-election for the Bromley Cross ward at Bolton Council.

Emily Mort, who was also Labour's candidate in the local elections in May this year, will be standing at the election which is set to be held on October 28.

The by-election has been called following the tragic death of Bolton Council leader of Cllr David Greenhalgh, who represented the Bromley Cross ward, aged just 53 in July.

Emily said: "I am proud to have once again been selected as Labour Party Candidate for the upcoming Bromley Cross by-election on Thursday 28th October.

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"After the sad and untimely passing of Cllr David Greenhalgh this is an election nobody wanted or expected, that does not however mean that I will not use this opportunity to continue to fight for the people of Bromley Cross in getting the very best representation for our amazing community.

"I will fight for better policing, better youth provision, better buses and to build Bromley Cross and Bolton back to be a better place we can be proud to live as we begin our recovery from Covid-19."

Cllr Greenhalgh had represented the ward since 2006 having served as shadow spokesman for adults’ services, deputy leader, and lead of the Conservative Group in 2013.

He finally leader of the council from 2019 up until his death in July 2021.

Amy Cowan was earlier announced as the Conservative candidate for this ward.

Ms Cowan said: "For many years I worked with David in the local community, as he supported Epic Egerton of which I am Chairman and various other community projects that we were both involved with.

"No one, including myself, could ever replace David but I will do my best to represent the people of Bromley Cross and Egerton if elected.

"What makes our area great is that we believe in community and always come together to support each other."