Ocado agrees to support Batley Food Bank after MP’s intervention

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has praised Ocado for its willingness to engage with the community after the retailer agreed to support Batley Food Bank on an ongoing basis. Ms Brabin wrote to Ocado, which has a huge distribution warehouse in Birstall and employs over 400 people, after discovering they did not have an…

Tracy Brabin MP visits local Co-op to pledge support for safety campaign

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has thrown her weight behind a campaign to protect shop workers from abuse and violent attacks at work during a visit to a local Co-op store. Ms Brabin visited the Westfield Lane store in Scholes where she discussed local community safety issues with staff and learnt about the retailer’s…

Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme open for applications

The fantastic Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme is now open for applications for the 2018/19 year. The training programme, launched in memory of my talented and inspirational predecessor, is a great opportunity for women in the Labour Party and is designed to prepare them for roles in leadership in politics and beyond. It really…

‘Beautiful gesture’ sees square in Brussels renamed after Jo Cox

Today I had the honour of attending the unveiling of a square in Brussels renamed after my inspirational predecessor, Jo Cox. This beautiful gesture on behalf of a city she loved will act as a permanent reminder of the values of unity, peace and justice that guided her. Jo’s sister, Kim, delivered a moving, impassioned…