Tracy Brabin MP Statement on Proposed Changes to local Bereavement Services

“I have been contacted by a number of constituents who are concerned about proposed changes to bereavement services in Kirklees. “On Tuesday, the Council’s cabinet will be asked to make a decision on a report which seeks to develop an updated business model and charging structure for bereavement services. The report can be found online…

Statement by Tracy Brabin MP on Children’s Services in Kirklees

“In light of today’s report, my first and primary concern is children’s safety and ensuring that the responsibility to children’s welfare is always met in Kirklees. “I continue to be deeply concerned by the Ofsted report of 2016, and I believe that every child should benefit from high quality support when they need it. For…

Tracy Brabin Speaks Out For Local Children on Access to NHS Dentistry

Tracy Brabin MP has spoken out in Parliament about poor access to NHS Dentistry in Kirklees. Speaking during an Adjournment Debate secured by her colleague Judith Cummins, the MP for Batley & Spen raised her concerns about child oral health in Kirklees. She said; “Does my hon. Friend agree that it is deeply worrying that…

Batley & Spen MP Supports Girls’ Education Roadshow

Tracy Brabin MP has joined local fundraiser Anne Pugh, and UK CEO of GlobalGiving, Eleanor Harrison OBE, on a “roadshow” around local schools. The purpose of the roadshow which took place last week, was to highlight the importance of girls’ education in developing countries, and to inspire local children to fundraise for good causes. Local…

Batley & Spen MP “Wears it Pink” for Breast Cancer Now

Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley & Spen has dressed in pink to lend her support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October to raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Tracy Brabin…

Tracy Brabin MP Stands up for Low Earning Parents

Shadow Early Years Minister Tracy Brabin, has today stood up for low earning parents, in Parliament. Speaking at Education Questions, the MP for Batley & Spen raised the case of the 110,000 children whose working parents do not earn enough to access the 30 hour free childcare scheme. In his response, the Minister for Children…

Tracy Brabin MP Encourages Organ Donation in Batley & Spen

Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin has issued an appeal to her constituents to talk about organ donation. 31,755 people in Batley & Spen are on the NHS Organ Donor Register but hundreds of lifesaving transplants are being missed around the country every year because families don’t know about their relatives’ wishes. During Organ Donation…

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…