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MPs’ safety not being taken seriously enough, says Kim Leadbeater

Batley and Spen MP, whose sister Jo Cox was murdered in 2016, says Brexit and lockdowns have ‘facilitated a lot of anger’

Westminster is failing to take MPs’ safety seriously enough despite public anger over the coronavirus pandemic, lockdowns and Brexit, according to Kim Leadbeater, the sister of Jo Cox.

The Labour MP for Batley and Spen believes not enough has changed to protect parliamentarians since Cox was murdered while representing the West Yorkshire constituency in 2016. In October, Sir David Amess, the MP for Southend West, was stabbed to death while he held a constituency surgery.

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