Labour wins Batley and Spen

Labour wins Batley and Spen

By BBC Radio

Newscast

Friday, 2 July

What does the Batley and Spen election reveal about Labour? Kim Leadbeater, the sister of Jo Cox is the new MP. Jo was murdereed by a right-wing extremist in 2016. Shadow International Trade Secretary Emily Thornberry tells Adam, Laura and Chris about what this means for Labour, potential leadership challenges and the need to protect UK steel. Meanwhile, Nissan has announced a major expansion of electric vehicle production at its car plant in Sunderland which will create 1,650 new jobs. Today’s Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj with Producers Cristina Cridland and Rick Kelsey. Emma Close is the Assistant Editor. Dino Sofos is the Editor.
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