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  Batley and Spen by-election: Labour activists supporting Jo Cox's sister 'pelted with eggs and kicked in head'
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DescriptionLabour activists trying to get Jo Cox's sister elected as an MP in her old constituency have been "pelted with eggs and kicked in the head" on the campaign trail, the local mayor has said.

West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin said she was leafleting with "colleagues, volunteers and campaigners" in Batley on Sunday when they were "followed, verbally abused and physically assaulted" by a group of young men.

"The group I was with included young people and the elderly. I witnessed them being egged, pushed and forced to the ground and kicked in the head," she said.

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident.
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