In pictures: Batley and Spen by-election count

On a tense night at the Batley and Spen by-election count, Kim Leadbeater has been elected as the constituency's new MP.

Friday, 2nd July 2021, 5:44 am
Updated Friday, 2nd July 2021, 5:46 am
Candidates and supporters at the Batley and Spen by-election count at Cathedral House in Huddersfield

Ms Leadbeater has held the seat for Labour with a slim majority of just 323 votes ahead of Conservative candidate Ryan Stephenson.

George Galloway, representing the Workers Party, finished in third place.

Our photographer Bruce Fitzgerald has been at the count at Cathedral House in Huddersfield throughout the night.

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Liberal Democrat supporters at the Batley and Spen by-election count

Here is a selection of his images.

Batley and Spen by-election count
The Monster Raving Loony Party team pose for the camera
Batley and Spen by-election count
Ballot boxes at the Batley and Spen by-election count
The Monster Raving Loony Party team at the Batley and Spen by-election count
A George Galloway supporter counting votes at the Batley and Spen by-election count
Batley and Spen by-election count
Batley and Spen by-election count
English Democrats supporters at the Batley and Spen by-election count
Batley and Spen by-election count
Social distancing and screens are among the Covid-secure measures in place at the Batley and Spen by-election count
Rejoin EU supporters at the Batley and Spen by-election count
Heritage party supporters at the Batley and Spen by-election count
The Batley and Spen by-election count
Labour and Conservative team members at the Batley and Spen by-election count
Counting votes at the Batley and Spen by-election count
George Galloway arrives at the Batley and Spen by-election count