Tracy Brabin MP helps secure £1.2m funding for historic CSE investigations

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has helped secure £1.2 million in special grant funding for West Yorkshire Police to assist investigations into historic child sexual exploitation cases. Ms Brabin has been working closely with West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson and West Yorkshire Police to secure the Home Office funding. It comes after…

Local filmmakers celebrated in prestigious Westminster competition

Two talented creatives from Batley and Spen made it to the final of a prestigious Parliamentary competition searching for the best and brightest new talent in the industry. The annual Film the House competition is run by Members of Parliament to find the next generation of filmmakers and scriptwriters, and to raise awareness of the…

Local MPs join forces in bid to bring back popular local bus service

Three local MPs have joined forces in a bid to save the 253 bus service in light of the “overwhelming strength of feeling” displayed by local residents. Batley and Spen’s Tracy Brabin, Dewsbury’s Paula Sherriff and Bradford South’s Judith Cummins have written a joint letter to West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), urging them to fund…

Google joins Tracy Brabin MP at local primary school to talk internet safety

Internet giant Google joined local MP Tracy Brabin at Carlinghow Princess Royal Primary to deliver a free educational programme designed to equip children to explore the internet safely. The Be Internet Legends programme, run in partnership with Google and Parent Zone, is aimed at 7-11-year-olds to help them be safe, confident explorers of the online…

MP slams government after latest figures show unemployment rising locally

New figures reveal that unemployment is continuing to rise locally in what Tracy Brabin MP says is yet another sign the government has “abandoned” communities like Batley and Spen. The total number of unemployed benefit claimants in Batley and Spen has risen to 2,490 in February 2019 – an increase of 735 on the previous…

‘Poorest being punished’ by public computer cuts

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin says the ‘poorest in our society are being punished’ after new figures revealed hundreds of public computers have been cut across Yorkshire and Humberside. Over five hundred public computers have disappeared from libraries across the region since 2010, while over 2,000 computers have been cut across the north since…