Labour wins narrow victory in Batley and Spen byelection

Labour wins narrow victory in Batley and Spen byelection

Sister of murdered MP holds Batley and Spen for Labour in shock by-election

The Metro says: Kim Leadbeater, who is the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox, has pulled off a surprise victory after one of the most bitterly fought parliamentary battles in recent years.

The campaign was marred by claims of dirty tricks, intimidation including assaults, fake leaflets, dog-whistle racism and homophobia, prompting calls for police and election officials to intervene.

Ms Leadbeater said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted that the people of Batley and Spen have rejected division and they’ve voted for hope.’


https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/02/batley-and-spen-labour-wins-by-election-as-kim-leadbeater-becomes-mp-14861049/

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