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Coronation Street star wants to become an MP

The actress is thinking about making a move into the tough world of politics.

Former Coro Street star Tracy Brabin is considering standing for the seat held by British MP Jo Cox. Mrs Cox, the Labour Member of Parliament for the seat of Batley and Spen, was killed earlier this year.
The actress, best known for playing Tricia Armstrong in the long-running soap, confirmed to the BBC on Twitter she was “thinking about” putting her name forward to become the Labour candidate in the by-election.
Tracey, 55, is also known for roles in other well-known British soaps including EastEnders and Emmerdale.
Jo Cox, who held the seat for Batley and Spen, died tragically after she was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire on 16 June.
The MP had only been elected to Parliament last year.
Speaking at the Mrs Cox’s funeral, the star said the people of Batley and Spen had been “extraordinarily lucky to have her as their MP”.
“She was an extraordinary woman. Super bright, an extraordinary humanitarian.
“She was hilariously funny to be around, massively energetic.”
At this stage, the Labour party hasn’t set a date for the by-election.
Thomas Mair, 52, has been charged with Mrs Cox’s murder. He is due to go on trial in November.
He has also been charged with grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession on an offensive weapon.