New Labour MP Tracy Brabin took her place in parliament today after being greeted by figures from across the PLP.
Jeremy Corbyn was among those to welcome Brabin, a former actress who was elected to Batley and Spen on Thursday, in a by-election triggered by the death of Jo Cox.
Brabin, Labour’s newest MP, was applauded by some of her Welsh parliamentary colleagues, with Kevin Brennan, shadow minister for the arts, saying on Twitter:
— Kevin Brennan (@KevinBrennanMP) October 24, 2016
Angela Rayner, shadow education secretary, tweeted
— Angela Rayner MP (@AngelaRayner) October 24, 2016
Clive Lewis, shadow business secretary, also tweeted his support for the new colleague:
— Clive Lewis MP (@labourlewis) October 24, 2016
Labour leader Corbyn tweeted his support for the new MP following her by election success:
Our sorely-missed friend and colleague Jo Cox would be proud of @tracy4mp, a wonderful campaigner and now Labour’s new MP for Batley & Spen
— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) October 21, 2016