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24 June 2021

Are Labour spent in Batley and Spen?

George Galloway's campaign could disrupt the vote enough to hand the Conservatives a win.

Anoosh Chakelian has been reporting in Batley and Spen ahead of the by-election on 1 July. Here she talks to Stephen Bush and Ailbhe Rea about the mood on the ground, and why George Galloway is posing a problem for Labour.

Then, in You Ask Us, Ailbhe, Stephen and Anoosh take your questions on Keir Starmer’s reshuffle of his top team: was it a sign of weakness, or strength?

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