Kim Leadbeater

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Person.png Kim Leadbeater   LinkedInRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Kim Leadbeater.jpg
Alma materUniversity of Huddersfield
Member ofLabour Friends of Israel
PartyLabour Co-op

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen

In office
1 July 2021 - Present

Kim Leadbeater is a British politician who stood as the Labour Party's candidate in the 2021 Batley and Spen by-election on 1 July 2021.[1] In seeking the nomination for the by-election, the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox said she would be honoured to represent her 'extraordinary, vibrant' home.[2]


Labour candidate Kim Leadbeater was elected with 13,296 votes. Conservative candidate Ryan Stephenson came second with 12,973 votes and former Labour and Respect MP George Galloway came third with 8,264 votes.[3]


According to Linkedin:

Kim started her career in sales and went on to work in education, lecturing in physical activity, health & wellbeing at colleges in Bradford and Dewsbury. She is also a self-employed wellbeing coach and personal trainer, with a passion for people. Since Jo’s death she has devoted much of her time to creating a positive legacy for her sister and has worked tirelessly to create as much positive energy and action from Jo's horrific murder. Through her work in Yorkshire and across the UK, she champions the importance of strong compassionate communities, where everyone has a sense of identity and belonging, inspired by Jo’s words in her first speech to parliament when she said: "we have far more in common than that which divides us.” Kim has lived in the constituency of Batley & Spen all her life.[4]


Event Participated in

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Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Batley and Spen by-election: Palestine becomes potential dealbreakerArticle18 June 2021Alex MacDonaldAccording to Coral, Galloway is currently on 50/1 odds to win, compared to 2/1 for Leadbeater and 2/5 for Conservative candidate Ryan Stephenson. William Hill has the Conservatives on 1/3, Labour at 5/2 and the WPGB at 33/1.
Document:Labour has ignored its voters – it is now paying the priceArticle24 June 2021Paddy HannamGeorge Galloway speaks to Spiked Online about the problems faced by the Labour Party, and his campaign in the 2021 Batley and Spen by-election
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