Chocolate Labrador to Represent Batley & Spen in Westminster Dog of the Year Competition

Tracy Brabin MP has entered her chocolate Labrador, Rocky, into the ‘Westminster Dog of the Year’ competition.

The purpose of the competition, run by the Kennel Club, is to celebrate the unique bond between people and dogs, and to promote responsible dog ownership.

People wishing to support the Batley & Spen MP’s family dog, can vote for him via this link: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/events/westminster-dog-of-the-year/

MP for Batley and Spen and Shadow Minister for Early Years, Tracy Brabin said:

I am regularly inundated by correspondence from constituents who are concerned about a wide variety of animal welfare issues.

“The Westminster Dog of the Year competition is a fun, light-hearted way of raising awareness of responsible dog ownership. It’s also a great opportunity to highlight the varied, and transformative effect that dogs can have on peoples’ lives. From helping to alleviate loneliness, to working as a Guide or Rescue Dog, dogs really are man’s best friend.

“My family pet has been a great comfort to teenage girls (and frazzled parents) along the rocky road of life! Rocky is my best canine friend, and I’d be delighted if you would take the time to vote for him!”

Westminster Dog of the Year entrant, Rocky barked:

“I am looking forward to hitting the campaign tail. I plan to run a pawsitive campaign.

“My fully costed manifursto contains pawlicies to help those canines who are having a ruff time in life.

“Woof”.