Batley and Spen by-election results: Quand le gagnant sera t-il annoncé?

THE constituency of Batley and Spen in Yorkshire has been a Labour stronghold for 24 années.

That could be about to change though, if the polls are to believed.

Tracy Brabin had a Labour majority of 3,500 before she stepped down as an MP

Tracy Brabin had a Labour majority of 3,500 before she stepped down as an MPCrédit: Reuters

When is the Batley and Spen by-election?

Voters in the constituency go to the polls on July 1, 2021 to elect a new MP.

They have a sizeable list of 16 candidates to choose from.

Polling suggests the Conservatives could snatch the seat from La main d'oeuvre which could increase the pressure on Sir Keir Starmer after his party lost in Hartlepool et lost its deposit in Chesham and Amersham.

Labour currently holds the seat with a majority just over 3,500.

A recent poll by Survation put the Conservatives on 47 per cent of the vote, with Labour on 41.

George Galloway’s Workers Party trailed with just six per cent in third place and the Liberal Democrats came in fourth with three per cent.

According to bookies Ladbrokes the Tories are “overwhelming favourites” to gain the seat, giving them odds of 1/5, with Labour’s Kim Leadbeater chalked up at 7/2 for a much-needed Labour victory.

When will the winner of the Batley and Spen by-election be announced?

As with any election the time of when the result will be announced cannot be predicted with any accuracy.

With most by-elections though a result should be known in the early hours of the following day.

Counting could take longer than usual though due to Covid restrictions.

Un total de 16 candidates are vying to take over from Brabin in the constituency

Un total de 16 candidates are vying to take over from Brabin in the constituencyCrédit: Pennsylvanie

Who are the candidates?

There is a whopping list of 16 candidates all hoping to get elected to Westminster.

The full list of candidates is:

  • Paul BickerdikeChristian Peoples Alliance
  • Mike DaviesAlliance For Green Socialism
  • Jayda Fransen – Indépendant
  • George GallowayWorkers Party
  • Tom GordonLiberal Democrats
  • Thérèse HirstEnglish Democrats
  • Howling Laud HopeThe Official Monster Raving Loony Party
  • Susan LairdHeritage Party
  • Kim LeadbeaterLabour Party
  • Oliver PurserSocial Democratic Party
  • Corey RobinsonYorkshire Party
  • Andrew SmithRejoin EU
  • Ryan Stephenson – Parti conservateur
  • Jack ThomsonUK Independence Party
  • Jonathan TiltFreedom Alliance
  • Anne Marie WatersThe For Britain Movement

More details on the candidates can be found here.

Why is there a by-election in Batley and Spen?

A by-election had to be called after the standing MP, Labour’s Tracy Brabin a été elected mayor of West Yorkshire en mai de cette année.

With Brabin winning the vote to become mayor it meant she had to stand down as an MP in Westminster.

She received the most first and second preference votes, avec un total de 310,923.

She beat second-place candidate – the Conservative’s Matt Robinson – by 101,786 voix.

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