Labour’s Kim Leadbeater has said her late sister, Jo Cox, would be "extremely proud" of her success, after she narrowly won the Batley and Spen by-election. Ms Leadbeater took the seat with 13,296 votes, a narrow majority of 323 over Tory candidate Ryan Stephenson. The result means Ms Leadbeater now represents the seat previously held by her sister Jo Cox, who was murdered in the constituency in 2016. .
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