Labour hold Batley and Spen July 2, 2021

Labour candidate Kim Michele Leadbeater won the parliamentary by-election held on Thursday (July 1) in the Batley and Spen constituency in the  Kirklees metropolitan district of West Yorkshire.

Some 16 candidates stood in the election after Labour and Co-operative MP Tracy Brabin stepped down upon becoming Mayor of West Yorkshire.

Candidates gaining more than 2% of the vote were:

Kim Michele Leadbeater Labour13,296
Ryan Stephenson Conservative12,973
George Galloway Workers Party8,264
Thomas Anthony Gordon Liberal Democrat1,254
Total votes Turnout 47.5%37,695

Places in the Batley and Spen constituency include: Batley, Birstall, Birkenshaw, Cleckheaton, Hartshead, Heckmondwike, Liversedge, Scholes and Gomersal.

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