Labour’s local candidate for Batley and Spen, Tracy Brabin has visited Batley’s iconic Fox’s factory.
As a teenager Tracy worked in Fox’s factory over a summer and expressed her delight that Fox’s is still thriving and remains committed to the community.
During the visit, Tracy was joined by Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rebecca Long-Bailey. The politicians received a tour of the site and met staff.
Fox’s is a significant local employer, with 700 permanent staff, rising to over 1,000 in busy periods, preparing the company’s Christmas collections, which are loved all over the world.
Commenting on the visit, Tracy Brabin said;
“Fox’s is an institution here in Batley and Spen. It was a joy to return to Fox’s, as I have so many fond memories from working on the production line in my late teens.
“These days it’s rare to find a company that earns such loyalty from staff and it’s heartening so many of Fox’s staff have been working there for decades.
“We also had a very interesting discussion with manager Stephen about how a Labour Government could work with companies such as Fox’s.
“I’m a dedicated supporter of our businesses and if re-elected on the 8th of June I’ll continue to work to bring jobs to Batley and Spen.
“My thanks go out to everyone at Fox’s for their wonderful hospitality.”
Watch Tracy Brabin and Rebecca Long Bailey talk about their visit here.