Batley and Spen (UK Parliament constituency)

Batley and Spen is a constituency in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. It was the constituency of Jo Cox, who was murdered when in office in 2016.

Batley and Spen
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire
Location of West Yorkshire within England
CountyWest Yorkshire
Population107,899 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate80,110 (December 2019)[2]
Major settlementsBatley, Cleckheaton, Birstall, Birkenshaw
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentKim Leadbeater (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromBatley and Morley, Brighouse and Spenborough and Dewsbury

The current MP is Kim Leadbeater, a Labour politician, elected in a 2021 by-election by a 323-vote margin. The seat has returned Labour MPs since 1997.