Batley & Spen MP Answers the Call for More Blood Donors

Tracy Brabin MP took time out to save and improve lives recently by giving blood. Tracy has been aware of the importance of giving blood for a long time and following the NHS Blood and Transplant campaign ‘I’m there’ run during National Blood week she is encouraging people in Batley & Spen to consider registering…

Labour’s Acting Up inquiry says it’s time to bring the curtain down on middle class dominance in the performing arts

Labour’s Acting Up inquiry led by Gloria De Piero MP and Tracy Brabin MP have today released its final report including policy recommendations to make the performing arts more accessible and diverse. Tom Watson, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Culture Secretary commissioned the inquiry in response to increasing concern about poor diversity and access within…

Batley & Spen MP: Government Have Let Yorkshire Down on Bus Services

Tracy Brabin MP has today spoken out on the Government’s handling of the bus industry. This news comes as Labour have released analysis showing that five more years of this Government’s plans for the bus industry will see fares rise to 59 per cent more than 2010. Meanwhile, falling operating costs and rising revenue caused…

Batley & Spen MP Launches ‘Charity of the Month’ Campaign

Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin has launched ‘Charity of the Month’, a new campaign to promote the work of local charities. Launching the campaign today by announcing Batley Food Bank as her chosen charity for the month of July, Tracy Brabin has encouraged local people to donate to, or volunteer for the Food Bank….

Tracy Brabin MP Reacts to Batley Jobcentre Closure Confirmation

Today the Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed by way of a written statement that Batley Jobcentre is going to close, alongside tens of others across the country. The statement reads ‘Some smaller jobcentres will merge with larger ones, and others will be co-located with local government premises’. The Government announced plans to close…

Tracy Brabin MP Appointed Shadow Education Minister

Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin has been appointed to Labour’s front bench in the role of Shadow Minister for Early Years. The role sits within the Shadow Education team, led by Angela Rayner, MP for Ashton-under-Lyne. Labour’s popular manifesto offered significant improvements in the policy area and Tracy Brabin is looking forward to building on…

Tracy Brabin Accuses Government of Being ‘Out of Touch and Out of Ideas’

Today, Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin has commented of the Queen’s Speech to Parliament. The Queen’s speech is written by the Government and sets out their legislative plans for the coming Parliament. This year’s speech was short and many Tory manifesto pledges were left unmentioned, including a controversial vote on reinstating fox hunting and only offered…