Tracy Brabin MP launches Youth Work Week in Parliament

Today Tracy Brabin has hosted a reception in support of rebuilding the youth service in parliament. The event came at the launch of Youth Work Week which runs from 6-12 November 2017. It provides an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people to celebrate their achievements and the impact of their work. The…

Speech on Votes at 16

  What we’re debating today is whether young adults have the same rights as every other adult in this country. Over 1.5 million 16 and 17 year-olds in the UK, 2.4% of the population – are denied the vote. Denied access into political society. Denied equal trust and respect which is granted to all other…

Shared parental leave raised with PM by Tracy Brabin MP

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has today raised the issue of Shared Parental Leave for the self-employed and freelancers with Prime Minister Theresa May. Shared parental leave currently allows mothers to end their maternity leave early in order for her partner to take time off. The policy gives greater flexibility to families, allowing them…

Tracy Brabin: Government misses opportunity to make gambling safer

  Tracy Brabin MP has criticised the Government’s failure to bring down the maximum allowed stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals from £100 to £2. Labour MPs, including local Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin, have been campaigning to tighten control on FOBTs gaming machines which have been described as the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’…

Rocky is crowned Westminster Dog of the Year

There was a worthy winner in Westminster today, as Rocky, a seven-year-old Labrador belonging to Batley and Spen Labour MP Tracy Brabin, was crowned 2017 Westminster Dog of the Year. The 25th annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition, organised by Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club, took place in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster. Rocky…

Tracy Brabin and Rocky contend for Westminster Dog of the Year

TRACY BRABIN AND ROCKY CONTEND FOR COVETED WESTMINSTER DOG OF THE YEAR TITLE And are calling for local support in a special ‘pawblic’ vote On Thursday 26th October, Tracy Brabin, Labour MP for Batley and Spen and her 7 year old Labrador, Rocky will take to Victoria Tower Gardens in London, to compete with other politicians…

Tracy Brabin Marks 1 Year Anniversary as MP for Batley & Spen

Tracy Brabin has celebrated her 1 year anniversary as the Member of Parliament for Batley & Spen. Since winning the by-election Ms Brabin has been a strong local voice in Parliament and has continued to fight for the issues that matter to the constituency. To celebrate Ms Brabin will be running a street stall in…

Tracy Brabin MP tackles government over police cuts.

In the House of Commons, Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin tackled ministers from the Home Office over funding levels of police. Quoting Sarah Thornton, the most senior police chief in Britain, she said, “With officer numbers at 1985 levels, crime up 10 per cent in the last year and police work becoming ever more…

TRACY BRABIN MP: LADY ANNE CROSSING SAFE FOR NOW

This weekend Tracy Brabin MP brought representatives of Network Rail to Batley to hear community concerns about the future of Lady Anne Crossing. Lady Anne Crossing, which is used by over 100 people per day is currently at risk of closure due to the electrification of local rail services. Tracy Brabin chaired the busy meeting,…

From Batley to Brussels: Local Young Campaigner Secures Internship in Europe

Tracy Brabin MP has today offered her congratulations to local young campaigner, Jawad Khan, who is set to embark upon a sought-after internship in Brussels later this month. The 19-year-old from Liversedge will be working within the Secretariat of the European Trade Union Committee for Education. A Labour Party and Trade Union campaigner, Mr Khan…