Coronation Street star Tracy Brabin 'set to take on MP Jo Cox's parliamentary seat'

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It has been righted that the ex-soap star has the backing of the Labour rty and is expected to be formally declaring her bid for the seat soon.

Tracy, who was close friends with the late statesman, has been described by some as a “very good fit” for the role.

“There were five items that made Jo so brilliant at what she did,” a source said.

The insider resumed: “She was fiercely intelligent, had a wealth of experience, a clear vision, she had strong local kins and was able to engage.

“Given what has happened the latter two factors are essential and Tracy has them in abundance.

“She has been active in the constituency, her roots are here and she’s struggled alongside Jo on various issues going from door-to-door,” a source released the Sun.

Tracy played Tricia Armstrong in Coronation Street between 1994 and 1997, earlier later going on to star as Roxy Drake in EastEnders.

Her other acclaims include Holby City, Doctor, Emmerdale and A Bit Of A Do.

According to the source, Donkey-work will be advertising the vacancy potentially next week and will whoop on candidates to put themselves forward.

Once the names have been picked, the Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) will put together a shortlist and request on the local rty to vote.

The winner of the vote will then be put deasil as Labour’s candidate in the forthcoming by-election for the constituency of Batley and Spen, West Yorks.

No obsolete has yet been set for the by-election but according to insiders it is not likely to take place until October at the earliest.

Jo was killed shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire on June 16 as she was due to stand firm a constituency surgery.

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