Jo Cox

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After David Amess’s horrific death, here’s how to protect our democracy | Brendan Cox
It is incumbent on all of us to reject polarisation and debate our opponents in good faith, says Brendan Cox, widower of Jo Cox MP

Brendan Cox

18, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Political debate has coarsened. We MPs can take the lead in restoring calm and respect | Alison McGovern
It might not look like it to outsiders but when practised properly, politics is an antidote to cynicism

Alison McGovern

17, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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After David Amess’s death, MPs will feel the cold shiver of vulnerability | Rafael Behr
The veteran Conservative’s killing is a human tragedy and a chilling assault on British democracy, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

15, Oct, 2021 @5:19 PM

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A late surge and an unexpected win: how Kim Leadbeater lifted Labour
A backlash against toxic campaigning and the Hancock affair gave Labour activists hope in Batley and Spen, shifting the political dial

Toby Helm Observer Political Editor

04, Jul, 2021 @8:15 AM

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The Observer view on the Batley and Spen byelection campaign and result | Observer editorial
Kim Leadbeater and decency triumphed, but lessons must be learned from an ugly campaign

Observer editorial

04, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Keir Starmer hails Kim Leadbeater as the future of Labour
Party leader contrasts new Batley and Spen MP with Boris Johnson, ‘who basks in his own dishonesty’

Peter Walker and Maya Wolfe-Robinson

02, Jul, 2021 @4:30 PM

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How Labour defied the doubters in the Batley and Spen byelection
Kim Leadbeater’s local roots, determination and plain speaking helped her pluck the narrowest of victories from expected defeat

Maya Wolfe-Robinson and Josh Halliday

02, Jul, 2021 @4:06 PM

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The Batley and Spen result can’t paper over the cracks for Labour | Paula Surridge
It is clear that voters’ differing views on religion, immigration and national identity are still a problem for the party, says political sociologist Paula Surridge

Paula Surridge

02, Jul, 2021 @2:45 PM

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Leadbeater’s slim byelection win offers sweet relief for Starmer
Analysis: ominous chatter over a possible Labour leadership bid will stop abruptly – for now at least

Heather Stewart Political editor

02, Jul, 2021 @6:22 AM

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Galloway bid for Batley and Spen seat mired in intimidation claims
West Yorkshire byelection campaign accused of fuelling anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric to disarm Labour candidate

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

01, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Chance of holding Batley and Spen as low as 5%, say key Labour figures
Party throws its weight behind Kim Leadbeater as Keir Starmer’s team fear backbench revolt if she loses

Heather Stewart Political editor

30, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Shaking and bleeding’: plea for protection after violence on Batley and Spen campaign trail
Candidates and canvassers have been heckled and manhandled in byelection described as the ‘worst ever’

Maya Wolfe-Robinson and Alex Mistlin

28, Jun, 2021 @7:45 PM

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