2016 Batley and Spen by-election

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DescriptionBy election caused by the murder of Jo Cox

The 2016 Batley and Spen by-election was a by-election in the British House of Commons constituency of Batley and Spen, in West Yorkshire. This was the fifth by-election of the 56th UK Parliament.

The by-election was triggered by the murder of incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Jo Cox during the EU Referendum campaign on 16 June 2016.[1]

Questions have been raised about this by-election:

1. When is the Batley and Spen by-election to be held?

2. Who decided on the date?

3. Was it being delayed because of the PLP challenge to Jeremy Corbyn?[2]


  1. "Labour MP Jo Cox dies after being shot and stabbed as husband urges people to 'fight against the hate' that killed her". The Daily Telegraph. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  2. "Questions for Labour"