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Crewe's by-election countdown

By Gary Gibbon

Updated on 19 May 2008

It's make or break for Labour in this week's Crewe by-election as the party faces an uphill battle to hold onto the seat. Gary Gibbon reports.

With three days to go until polling day in the Crewe and Nantwich by-election, the candidates are pulling out all the stops.

Conservative leader David Cameron has paid the town his fourth visit in two weeks in an all out attempt to wrestle the seat away from Labour.

The Labour party has responded by claiming the Conservative candidate is a toff who can't properly represent a working class constituency.

But at the heart of the campaign is Gordon Brown and his reputation, so how is he viewed on the doorstep?

Our political editor Gary Gibbon has been to Crewe to find out.

Full list of candidates

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Tamsin Dunwoody: Labour

Gemma Garrett: Independent

Mike Nattrass: UK Independence Party

David Roberts: English Democrats

Elizabeth Shenton: Liberal Democrats

Robert Smith: Green Party

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Edward Timpson: Conservatives

Mark Walklate: Independent

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