Kim Leadbeater delivers maiden speech in Jo Cox debate

Kim Leadbeater delivered her maiden Commons speech today during a debate on the legacy of her sister Jo Cox. The post Kim Leadbeater delivers maiden speech in Jo Cox debate appeared first on Politics.co.uk.

Kim Leadbeater delivers maiden speech in Jo Cox debate

Batley & Spen MP, Kim Leadbeater, delivered her maiden speech in the House of Commons today during a debate on the legacy of her sister Jo Cox.

Cox was murdered in 2016 by a far right extremist. Leadbeater stood for her seat at a recent by-election, replacing Tracey Brabin.

In a moving speech, Leadbeater said: “I mean no disrespect to this place when I say that I would give literally anything not to be standing here today in her place.”

She also vowed to continue her sister’s legacy, saying: “If I can be half the MP my sister was, then it will be a huge privilege to get on with the job of representing the wonderful people of Batley & Spen.”

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