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New MP swaps the Commons for cake

2015-05-22_14.47.45Batley & Spen’s new MP visited Warwick Road School in Batley last week to meet pupils and judge their cake competition.

Jo Cox, carrying out her first official visit to a local school since becoming the MP, also met staff and the headteacher Shamsa Qureshi before being shown round the school.

Afterwards, Mrs Cox sat down with Mrs Qureshi, Anne McCall, joint head teacher at Batley Girls, and Sam Vickers, headteacher at Batley Boys, to discuss the broader educational landscape in Batley and Kirklees.

Mrs Cox said: “It was lovely to be welcomed into Warwick Road School. Tempting me in with the offer of cake was completely unnecessary, the pupils there are delightful and it was lovely to spend some time chatting with them.

“Afterwards I had a very useful discussion on local education, and I want to thank Shamsa, Anne and Sam for their time and their insight. I look forward to visiting every school in Batley & Spen.”