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Batley & SpenParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 22,594
- Vote share %: 42.7
- Vote share change: -12.8
- Votes: 19,069
- Vote share %: 36.0
- Vote share change: -2.8
Heavy Woollen District IndependentsPaul Halloran
- Votes: 6,432
- Vote share %: 12.2
- Vote share change: +12.2
Liberal DemocratJohn Lawson
- Votes: 2,462
- Vote share %: 4.7
- Vote share change: +2.4
The Brexit PartyClive Minihan
- Votes: 1,678
- Vote share %: 3.2
- Vote share change: +3.2
- Votes: 692
- Vote share %: 1.3
- Vote share change: 0.0
Change compared with 2017
- LAB majority: 3,525
- Registered voters: 79,558
- Change since 2017: -0.6
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Lindsay Hoyle has paid tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox, on the fourth anniversary of her murder.
Three Yorkshire MPs have been appointed in new Labour Party leader Keir Starmer's Shadow Cabinet.
Mr Starmer, who was announced as the new leader at the weekend, revealed his new team today.
Wentworth and Dearne's John Healey MP has been appointed as Shadow Defence Secretary.
Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband has been appointed as Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Secretary.
And, Louise Haigh MP, who represents Sheffield Heeley, has been given Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary on an interim basis.
Leaving the shadow cabinet are:
- Tracy Brabin MP - Batley and Spen
- Richard Burgon MP - Leeds East
- Rachael Maskell MP - York Central
- Jon Trickett MP - Hemsworth
A West Yorkshire MP who faced criticism for wearing an off-the-shoulder dress in the Commons is now auctioning it online for charity.
Labour MP Tracy Brabin was forced to defend her attire after her dress slipped down her shoulder as she leaned on the despatch box on Monday due to a broken ankle.
The Batley and Spen MP had been raising a point of order in the House of Commons about journalists being asked to leave a Downing Street press briefing on the next stage of Brexit talks, when her shoulder was exposed.
Ms Brabin, the shadow culture secretary, said she had been to a music event earlier in the day and was not expecting to be called to the despatch box.
She later told BBC Breakfast she had been "startled by the vitriolic nature" of some comments she had received online.
She said it was her responsibility to "call it out", adding: "Women around the world are being demeaned every day because of what they wear."
The money raised from the auction will go to Girlguiding, a charity for girls and young women in the UK, "in the hope they grow up to be leaders", the listing said.
A West Yorkshire Labour MP whose bared shoulder prompted criticism on social media has said she is not "a tart".
The tongue-in-cheek reply from Batley and Spen Labour MP Tracy Brabin, the shadow culture secretary, came after online abuse of her appearance in Parliament on Monday.
An initial tweet questioned if her outfit was "appropriate attire" for Parliament.
Ms Brabin said she was surprised people "could get so emotional over a shoulder".
The MP had been raising a point of order in the House of Commons, about journalists being asked to leave a Downing Street press briefing on the next stage of Brexit talks, when her shoulder appeared.
Ms Brabin told the BBC the response was "sadly" routine and "another example of the every day sexism women face":
Tracy Brabin has been re-elected as the MP for Batley & Spen, with a significantly decreased majority.
The Labour candidate beat Conservative Mark Brooks by 3,525 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.
Paul Halloran of Heavy Woollen District Independents came third and Liberal Democrat John Lawson came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 0.6 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 53,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
Three of the six candidates, John Lawson (Liberal Democrat), Clive Minihan (The Brexit Party) and Ty Akram (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Tracy Brabin, Labour candidate for Batley and Spen, has been re-elected as MP for the constituency.