Labour activists ‘egged and kicked’ on Batley and Spen campaign trail

Tracy Brabin was leafleting with colleagues for byelection when group was allegedly followed and assaulted

Labour activists in the Batley and Spen byelection have been pelted with eggs and kicked in the head while on the campaign trail, the region’s mayor has said.

Tracy Brabin, the newly elected mayor of West Yorkshire, said she was leafleting with colleagues, volunteers and campaigners in the Whitaker Street area of Batley on Sunday when they were followed, verbally abused and physically assaulted by a group of young men.

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