im Leadbeater pays tribute to her family and friends after winning a seat previously occupied by her murdered sister Jo Cox
Ms. Leadbeater accepted Batley And participate in the by-election labor Despite the strong challenge from the Conservative Party.
After fierce competition, she won 13,296 votes, surpassing Conservative candidate Ryan Stephenson by a majority of 323 votes. George Galloway They target voters in the traditional Labour Party area, aiming to overthrow Sir Gere Ranked third.
When she was looking forward to serving as a parliamentarian before Ms. Cox was murdered in 2016, Ms. Leadbeater said that without the support of people close to her, she would not have survived the past five years.
“There are too many people who can’t name them, but I do want to mention my family and friends. Without them, I can’t live through the past five years, let alone the past five weeks,” Ms. Leadbeater said. Huddersfield said in his victory speech.
“My amazing parents and my wonderful partner, I want to give a special shout to my niece and nephew, I can’t wait to hug them as soon as I see them”, she added, referring to the children of her late sister They.
After Tracey Brabin, who served as the Labour Party, became the mayor of West Yorkshire in May, she vacated her seat. Ms. Leadbeater also thanked the police for their help during the arduous campaign, but did not disclose specific details.
She said: “I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the police. Sadly, I have needed more than ever in the past few weeks.”
“I want to thank the entire Labour Party team for their time and time, and their efforts to support me and help me achieve such an outstanding result tonight.”
After the early morning announcement, Ms. Leadbeater said that after some sleep and “maybe a few glasses of soda”, she would go to work as soon as possible.
“I think this campaign emphasized that there is a lot to do,” she said.
“But I will continue to work hard, and I will do my best to represent the entire Batley and Spoon as their new members. I am very happy that the people of Batley and Spen refused to divide. They voted for hope.”