A campaign with aggressive cultural divisions illustrates the complex politics in parts of the north of England
Kim leadbeater, sister of MP Jo Cox, who was murdered by a nationalist with a history of mental disorder on the eve of the 2016 Brexit referendum,
has been elected as a representative of the same constituency in the House of Commons. Batley and Spen have elected a Labor MP since 1997, but the Conservatives were aiming for yet another victory in such northern England counties. The difference was 323 votes.
Leadbeater has kept alive the memory of his sister, who was a prominent figure in development aid and aid organizations.
Serves on the board of the foundation named after Cox and has promoted an NGO that promotes
“social cohesion” in your locality. But, in the election campaign, Leabeater and other Labor have been insulted and attacked in the streets.
In March, a teacher at a school in Batley had to take refuge after an aggressive campaign by parents of students against him, because he had shown a cartoon of Muhammad in a lesson on blasphemy.
The harassment of Labor would have been the work of young Muslim thugs, who reproached Leadbeater for his support of homosexuals or Labor policy on Kashmir.
A celebrated Labor dissident, the Scotsman
George Galloway, ran as a candidate in Batley and Spen, as he has done before with relative success in other constituencies, to make his campaign focused on the oppression of Muslims and the
Western policy on Palestine and Kashmir. In the region, which once had coal mines and textile factories that sheltered many soldiers from around the world, there is a substantial community with origins in South Asia.
The ethnic minority vote is overwhelmingly Labor except for India. Divided by the Galloway raid, it offered Conservatives a shot, second in the past two decades. They would have carried out a discreet campaign so as not to have to define themselves on the tensions in the constituency. They hoped to add the seat to their recent victory in another Labor stronghold,
The election of Leadbeater will affect the internal malaise of Labor. Since the vaccination program began, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s popularity has traced back down in 2020.
Labor leader Keir Starmer suffers the consequences. There is speculation about its demolition. But he convinced the candidate to rejoin the party, which she left during the leadership of