Kim Leadbeater celebrates her victory in the Batley and Spen byelection with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer as her mother, Jean Leadbeater, cheers from the sidelines in Cleckheaton, UK. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/ Getty

Keir Starmer has hailed Labour’s surprise victory in a byelection in the West Yorkshire seat of Batley and Spen as one of “hope over hatred” which sho(...)

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and Kim Leadbeater celebrate with supporters. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

An opposition party holding a seat in a byelection would not usually be seen as a triumph, but Labour’s victory in Batley and Spen was such an upset t(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, England, on Thursday. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has refused to apologise to the family of murdered MP Jo Cox for suggesting that the best way to honour her memory would be to deliver B(...)

Flowers are left outside the constituency office of slain Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered in the village of Birstall, in Batley northern England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Murdered MP Jo Cox was a “21st century Good Samaritan”, churchgoers have been told in the West Yorkshire village where she was killed. The Rev Paul K(...)