JO COX has become the first MP for Batley and Spen to have her constituency office located in Batley.
After months of behind-the-scenes work, the office on Branch Road in the town centre is now open and home to Mrs Cox’s constituency staff.
Her office, which opened on the day of the General Election result, was previously based in a temporary office in the Titan Business Centre in Cleckheaton.
Mrs Cox said: “Since Batley and Spen was created in 1983, its MPs - Mike Wood and Elizabeth Peacock - have had their offices in Cleckheaton. I decided very early on that if I won the election I wanted my office to be in Batley.
“It has taken a lot of work and there’s still a lot to do but I’m delighted that my team is now settled in and continuing the excellent work they’ve been doing to support me and local people since the day the election result was announced.
“I must thank Stefan Simmonds and Kath Roberts, the owners of Titan Business Centre, for allowing us to use their wonderful offices in Cleckheaton.” Mr Simmonds, who also runs the Titan Business Centres at Park House in Birstall and at the Euroway Trading Estate, said: “It was a pleasure to help out our MP and make sure she had somewhere to operate from while her Batley office was being sorted out.
“It has been very interesting to see just how busy they have been and just how much work an MP does.”
Anyone who wants to contact Mrs Cox can use the same telephone number and email address – 01924 910499 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advice surgeries will continue to be held at different venues all over the constituency. For more information about these visit www.jocox.org.uk.