Conservative candidate stuns Batley voters with shooting joke

The Conservative candidate contesting murdered MP Jo Cox’s former seat in Batley has sparked outrage for telling a hustings “We’ve not yet shot anybody so that’s wonderful.”

Ann Myatt has apologised for her “ill-judged” comments which left Labour’s Tracy Brabin, a friend of Mrs Cox, visibly shocked and members of the audience gasping and groaning.

Mother-of-two Mrs Cox, 41, was shot and stabbed by neo-Nazi Thomas Mair in her Batley and Spen constituency just days before last year’s EU referendum.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/politics/general-election/conservative-candidate-stuns-batley-voters-with-shooting-joke-1-8568656

Tory candidate for Jo Cox seat apologises for gun joke at hustings

Ann Myatt blames fatigue for telling Batley and Spen meeting: ‘We’ve not yet shot anybody so that’s wonderful’

A Conservative candidate for the seat formerly held by the murdered MP Jo Cox has apologised and blamed fatigue for telling a hustings: “We’ve not yet shot anybody so that’s wonderful.”

Ann Myatt made the comments while discussing the coming together of various communities in Batley and Spen, in West Yorkshire.

Read on… https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/29/tory-candidate-for-jo-cox-seat-batley-spen-gun-joke-apology-ann-myatt

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