In the News

The below are some snippets of recent media coverage.

September 2017

Local MP raises a Glass to Kirkwood Hospice Kirkwood Hospice

Hound of Parliament: MP Tracy Brabin’s Labrador Rocky put forward for Westminster Dog of the Year The Huddersfield Daily Examiner 

Government’s offer of 30 hours’ free childcare is ‘falling short’ says MP Telegraph & Argus

MP claims Dewsbury and Huddersfield hospital downgrades are “undermining” the NHS The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Tracy Brabin: Silence of the Tories on childcare shows their policy is unravelling LabourList

August 2017

Looking forward to those 30 hours of free nursery care? Think again… The Observer

Now More Than Ever We Must Call Out The Poisonous Rhetoric We Saw In The Sun The Huffington Post

Report exposes ‘class-shaped hole’ in UK performing arts Sky News

Free Childcare? Check the Smallprint The Huffington Post

July 2017

Labour calls on sector to take part in 30-hours survey Nursery World

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin appointed to Labour’s front bench The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

June 2017

Tracy Brabin Q&A: “I’d like to be part of Boudicca’s tribe. In my version, we’d win” New Statesman

Brabin suggests Batley as Channel 4 Location, Location, Location Yorkshire Post

Labour MP Tracy Brabin: ‘Schools can’t afford theatre’ The Stage

This Time I Was Elected to Jo Cox’s Former Seat, The Atmosphere Was Very Different Huffington Post

Women in Red lead Labour to clean sweep of Kirklees with four victories The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

How tragedy propelled a former actor into politics CNN

May 2017

Tasty night for charity fundraiser Furniture News

Headteachers tell Greening they fear impact of funding changes The Yorkshire Post

More in Common: Birstall united to light up Tour on the world stage Yorkshire Evening Post

April 2017

Schools enjoy exciting time in Wonderland Dewsbury Reporter

Tracy Brabin reveals how she was moved on a visit to Auschwitz with local schools Huddersfield Examiner

Race is on to try to save Batley Job Centre Huddersfield Examiner

Young people begin rehearsals for performance in memory of Jo Cox ITV News

Single sex schools ‘failing in their legal duties to accommodate transgender pupils’ The Independent

Pregnant women deserve better rights at work rather than being bumped down the career ladder The Mirror

David Davis accused of ‘making it up as he goes along’ after refusing to disclose basic details of Brexit analysis The Mirror

Children ‘will suffer’ as school budgets across Yorkshire slashed The Yorkshire Post

March 2017

MP opens revamped hospital radio studio Radio Today

MP backs Side by Side dementia service Dewsbury Reporter

Former Coronation Street star reveals how she had to hide her pregnancy in desperate search for work The Mirror

Swine flu vaccine damages hope for ‘living nightmare’ Batley boy, 11 BBC News

A&E patients are queuing out of the door so downgrading services ‘defies logic’ The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

West End classic Les Miserables coming to Batley in honour of MP Jo Cox The Yorkshire Evening Post

Two local MPs attend Walk for Peace dinner Dewsbury Reporter

Lack of women working in cultural industries ‘woeful’ says MP Tracy Brabin SBTV