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Batley and Spen by-election: Lib Dems choose new candidate

Jun 03, 2021 - BBC

image copyright LDRS The Liberal Democrats have selected a new candidate for the Batley and Spen by-election.

The party said its previous candidate, Jo Conchie, was unable to stand in the 1 July poll due to health issues.

Tom Gordon, a councillor in neighbouring Wakefield, has been selected to take her place.

The election was triggered after the previous MP, Labour's Tracy Brabin, had to stand down when she was elected as West Yorkshire's mayor.

Mr Gordon, who was bor...