Northenden councillor Mary di Mauro has been selected to represent the Liberal Democrats in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election.
Cllr Di Mauro currently serves on on Manchester City Council’s executive consultative committee and personnel committee. She is also a member of the Mersey Valley Joint Committee.
Cllr Di Mauro is the only woman candidate declared so far to fight the election which will be held on February 13.
Other candidates who have been selected are Mike Kane for Labour, Rev Daniel Critchlow for the Tories, John Bickley for UKIP, Ciaron Goggins for the East Sale Liberation Front, Captain Chaplington-Smythe for the Monster Raving Loony Party and Eddy O’Sullivan for the British National Party.