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  Jo Cox’s sister confirms she wants to stand for Labour in Batley and Spen
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News DateSaturday, May 15, 2021 12:20:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe sister of the murdered MP Jo Cox has said she would be “honoured” to represent the people of Batley and Spen as she announced her intention to become Labour’s candidate in the upcoming byelection.

Labour is facing a huge test to cling on to the West Yorkshire constituency where Cox was killed by a far-right terrorist in June 2016.

Her sister, Kim Leadbeater, confirmed on Wednesday that she hoped to become Labour’s candidate, a day after the Guardian revealed that she was considering the move.

Leadbeater, 44, said she had never seen herself as a “political animal” but added: “I care deeply about the area where I was born and have always lived, and where the people are second to none.
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