Jo Cox is almost ready to move into her new constituency office in Batley after working from a temporary office in Cleckheaton since the general election.
The Batley and Spen MP’s new headquarters will be decorated with pieces of art by one of the residents at the Hollybank Trust in Hartshead and pupils at Batley Boys Enterprise College.
Mrs Cox said: “The lease has been signed, we’re very close.
“It has been a long and drawn out process but I wanted my office to be in Batley, I made no secret of that.
“But finding a suitable place wasn’t easy so we’ve had to make sure we didn’t do anything to jeopardise the one we did find. After a lot of negotiations the end is now in sight.”
The office will be on Branch Road in the town centre and be home to her constituency team, which has been operating from Cleckheaton since hours after the general election result.
Mrs Cox added: “It’s been very frustrating at times but we’ve done very well making sure we’ve not allowed any of this to impact on local people. The staff have worked very hard since the general election to ensure it has been business as usual.
“The priority has been offering a service and making a difference. We have already dealt with hundreds and hundreds of cases and letters and helped local people with a wide range of issues. It’s testament to just how hard the team is working.”
Mrs Cox’s office telephone number – 01924 910499 – will not change and constituents can email also email firstname.lastname@example.org