Tracy Brabin MP Statement on the Repeal Bill

“I accept and respect the result of last year’s referendum. Britain will leave the European Union and that includes the Single Market. I believe that Government must work to secure the best Brexit deal for Britain, including for Batley & Spen. “Next week we expect there to be a vote in Parliament on the Second…

Tracy Brabin MP Holds Government to Account over Free Childcare Scheme Chaos

Local MP and Shadow Early Years Minister Tracy Brabin, has this week called Government to account over their failings on implementing the 30 hour free childcare policy. Speaking from the despatch box during an Urgent Question she had secured on the matter, Tracy Brabin accused Ministers of leaving parents waiting in “limbo”, arguing that Government’s…

Kirkwood Hospice and Tracy Brabin MP to Host 30th Anniversary Tea Party

Tracy Brabin MP and Kirkwood Hospice will host a special Tea Party on Saturday 16th September. The celebratory event is part of Kirkwood Hospice’s work to mark 30 years of caring for local people. The local MP has selected Kirkwood Hospice as her ‘Charity of the Month’ for the month of September, and hopes that…

Tracy Brabin MP to Hold Public Meeting About Lady Anne Crossing

Local MP Tracy Brabin has organised a public meeting about the future of Lady Anne Crossing, which is situated on Howley Street in Batley. The meeting will be attended by representatives of Network Rail, and will be an opportunity for members of the public to hear about Network Rail’s progress on their plans to make…

Local MP Calls on Jeremy Hunt to Visit Dewsbury & District Hospital

The Member of Parliament for Dewsbury & District Hospital has reiterated her call for Jeremy Hunt to visit her constituency. Tracy Brabin MP has written to the Health Secretary, setting out her concerns about downgrades to services faced by the Hospital, and urging him to visit Batley & Spen to truly understand the importance of…

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….