In pictures: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visits Batley
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said “the circus” had come to town for the next few weeks as he visited Batley ahead of next month's by-election.
Sir Keir was in the constituency today (Thursday) to join Labour candidate Kim Leadbeater on the campaign trail ahead of the upcoming poll on July 1.
They were given a tour of the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium, home of Batley Bulldogs RLFC, by club chairman Kevin Nicholas.
Sir Keir said: “This by-election is not about me, it’s about the people of Batley and Spen and whether they get a fantastic MP who is going to stick up for them whenever they need a champion."
During the visit he also said he does not want to see any more local lockdowns in places like Kirklees.