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Laurence Fox, leader of Reclaim, said he and independent Paul Halloran have decided to not stand in the upcomin by-election.

In a statement, Mr Fox said: “Paul and I have decided that we will not stand in the by election.

“It has been made clear to both of us that many people in Batley and Spen are fed up with the Labour Party.

“The Labour Party have lost their way. We cannot in good conscience stand and risk splitting the vote and condemning Batley and Spen to any more years of Labour control.

“The Labour Party is one of the most divisive and intolerant political parties in the UK.”

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