Batley and Spen by-election result LIVE: Starmer relief as Labour triumph despite doubts

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After an intense night of counting, Sir Keir Starmer can breathe a sigh of relief as his party holds onto the West Yorkshire seat.

The election was seen by many as a key test of Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership.

Labour candidate, Kim Leadbeater won the vote with 13,296 votes and a majority of 323 over Tory candidate, Ryan Stephenson.

Mr Stephenson gained 12,973 votes.


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