‘Shouldergate’ dress fetches £20,000 in charity auction

A dress worn by Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin which sparked a national debate on everyday sexism and dress code in Parliament has sold for £20,200 in a charity auction. The money raised by the sale of the black off-the-shoulder dress, originally bought for £35, will be donated to Girlguiding UK by Ms Brabin….

Charity of the Month: Friends of West End Park

Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen, has presented £235 to her first charity of the month of this decade, Friends of West End Park. Ms Brabin presented Cleckheaton-based community group with the money on Friday, February 7. The volunteer group give up their time to maintain the popular park to improve the experience of…

New reforms unveiled to ‘finally deliver justice’ for leaseholders

Local MP Tracy Brabin is backing new plans that could see homeowners affected by the leasehold scandal in Batley and Spen save thousands of pounds. It comes after a Labour Party report, released today, proposes to ‘bring justice for leaseholders’ by capping unfair costs such as ground rents and to investigate instances of mis-selling New…

Local filmmakers celebrated in prestigious Westminster competition

Two talented creatives from Batley and Spen made it to the final of a prestigious Parliamentary competition searching for the best and brightest new talent in the industry. The annual Film the House competition is run by Members of Parliament to find the next generation of filmmakers and scriptwriters, and to raise awareness of the…

Local MPs join forces in bid to bring back popular local bus service

Three local MPs have joined forces in a bid to save the 253 bus service in light of the “overwhelming strength of feeling” displayed by local residents. Batley and Spen’s Tracy Brabin, Dewsbury’s Paula Sherriff and Bradford South’s Judith Cummins have written a joint letter to West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), urging them to fund…