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.
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.