By-election in Jo Cox's Batley seat set for October 20

THE Batley and Spen by-election triggered by the death of MP Jo Cox earlier this year will be held next month.

Jo Cox

Labour confirmed that moves to hold the by-election on October 20 had been agreed with Mrs Cox’s family.

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Mrs Cox died after she was attacked in Birstall in June.

Labour has asked potential candidates to apply by Friday.

A hustings will be held in the constituency on September 23 on the eve of the Labour Party conference.