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A Liberal Democrat council candidate has been found dead

A Liberal Democrat council candidate has been found dead

A Liberal Democrat council candidate has been found dead

A Liberal Democrat council candidate has been found dead after spending the day campaigning.

Neil Hamilton, who was standing in Westerhope, Newcastle, is thought to have been aged in his 60s.

Police were called to his address this evening after colleagues were unable to contact him, a party spokesman confirmed.

The death is likely to invalidate the result in the ward and trigger a fresh election.

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