AN MP has offered his backing to Conservative candidate the Rev Daniel Critchlow ahead of the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election.

Graham Brady, Conservative MP for Altrincham and Sale West, saId Mr Critchlow would serve with ‘great distinction’ if elected on Thursday, February 13.

"Daniel Critchlow is an outstanding candidate," said Mr Brady, who has offered his support to him throughout his election campaign.

"He is a local man with a young family who is already serving the community as a vicar and, if elected, he will go on to serve the community of Wythenshawe and Sale East with great distinction."

"Graham is an experienced and excellent MP and I am happy he has given me his backing and offered to help me in this by-election," said Mr Critchlow.

"He has already offered some valuable advice and I aim to join him in Parliament to offer an even stronger voice for this part of the country."