Quote from Tory candidate for seat of murdered MP Jo Cox

“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.

“This sort of evening is absolutely first-rate because we have here people of all faiths, we have here people from different parts of the community and we’ve not yet shot anybody so that’s wonderful,” she told the meeting.”