Ocado agrees to support Batley Food Bank after MP’s intervention

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has praised Ocado for its willingness to engage with the community after the retailer agreed to support Batley Food Bank on an ongoing basis. Ms Brabin wrote to Ocado, which has a huge distribution warehouse in Birstall and employs over 400 people, after discovering they did not have an…

‘Beautiful gesture’ sees square in Brussels renamed after Jo Cox

Today I had the honour of attending the unveiling of a square in Brussels renamed after my inspirational predecessor, Jo Cox. This beautiful gesture on behalf of a city she loved will act as a permanent reminder of the values of unity, peace and justice that guided her. Jo’s sister, Kim, delivered a moving, impassioned…

MP returns to the cobbles to talk social mobility with ITV bosses

Tracy Brabin MP revisited several old haunts on a trip to Coronation Street to discuss social mobility in the media industry, while grabbing the opportunity to canvass a few doors on the familiar cobbled street in the process. The MP took several local activists and campaigners along for the visit to the ITV studios in…

Holiday childcare cost increase ‘locking parents out of workplace’

Many Batley and Spen parents will struggle to meet childcare costs over the summer holidays as the latest figures reveal holiday childcare is getting more expensive. Childcare is now costing parents across Yorkshire and Humber an average of £130 a week- a five per cent increase in a single year. The rise highlights the serious…