Jo Cox’s sister selected as Labour candidate for Batley and Spen byelection

Kim Leadbeater will try to hold on to West Yorkshire constituency where MP was murdered

Jo Cox’s younger sister has been selected to contest a byelection in Batley and Spen, the constituency where the MP was murdered five years ago.

Kim Leadbeater, 44, a personal trainer and campaigner, declared herself “the candidate the Tories fear”. She will try to hold the seat for Labour later this summer.

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