Tracy Brabin delivers impassioned speech at Creative Cities Convention

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin highlighted the impact culture can have on economic growth, employment opportunities and regeneration in an impassioned speech at the Creative Cities Convention in Leeds. The event, which took place in April, was a celebration of the richness and diversity of talent and the growth of global production across the UK….

Gomersal Primary Arts Council bowl over MPs in Parliament visit

The children from Gomersal Primary’s Arts Council moved MPs to tears in Parliament as they joined Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin to talk about their hopes for the future. Six representatives from the school’s children-led Arts Council visited Westminster to speak in the All Party Parliamentary Group’s cross-party meeting on Art, Craft and Design…

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…