A total of 16 candidates will stand in the Batley and Spen by-election next month, it has been confirmed.
Town in West Yorkshire, England
Batley is a historic market and mill town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England. The town forms a built up area of Kirklees with Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Birstall and Batley Carr. Batley lies south-west of Leeds, north-west of Wakefield, south-east of Bradford and north-east of Huddersfield. Batley forms part of the Heavy Woollen District.