Ballot box
The Clacton by-election will go ahead on 9 October after Douglas Carswell stepped down as an MPReuters

The small seaside town of Clacton-on-Sea is set for a by-election after Douglas Carswell, a former Conservative Party politician, jumped ship to Ukip and stepped down as an MP.

IBTimes UK has collated the key by-election battle statistics you need to know.

Clacton by-election figures
IBTimes UK

How far Ukip are ahead of the Tories in Clacton, according to a poll from Lord Ashcroft.

Clacton by-election figures
Reuters/IBTimes UK

The majority Carswell secured when he was elected in 2010 as a Conservative MP.

Clacton by-election figures
IBTimes UK

The number of Candidates on the by-election ballot paper.

Clacton by-election figures
IBTimes UK

The number of new homes the government planning inspectorate has recommended building in the constituency.

Clacton by-election figures
IBTimes UK

The potential number of Ukip MPs after 9 October.

Clacton Uncovered: By-Election Battle StatsIBTimes UK