| Ryan Stephenson |
Ryan Stephenson is the Conservative Party candidate who was odds-on to win the 2021 Batley and Spen by-election on 1 July 2021.
Ryan Stephenson said:
"I am delighted to be selected as the Conservative candidate for Batley & Spen by local members.
"I know it will be a tough battle to win the seat, but I will work non-stop to show I am the best candidate to champion and represent Batley & Spen and I will demonstrate how my plans for the people’s priorities will improve lives for families here.
"My campaign will focus on how Batley & Spen can build back better as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Labour candidate Kim Leadbeater, sister of murdered MP Jo Cox, 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.
|Document:Batley and Spen by-election: Palestine becomes potential dealbreaker||Article||18 June 2021||Alex MacDonald||According 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.|