Batley headteacher joins Tracy Brabin MP to call for end to school cuts

A local headteacher has joined Tracy Brabin MP to call for an end to cuts that are ‘putting children’s futures at risk’ after it was revealed that schools in Batley and Spen will have lost almost £4.5 million in real terms funding by 2020. The startling figure, taken from the latest ’School Cuts’ data analysed…

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…

Batley and Spen Dog of the Year launched by Tracy Brabin MP

The search is on to find Batley and Spen Dog of the Year as Tracy Brabin MP launches an exciting new competition to celebrate all that is good about our four-legged friends. Following on from her beloved Labrador Rocky’s win at the 25th annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition, Ms Brabin decided that it…

Tracy Brabin Marks 1 Year Anniversary as MP for Batley & Spen

Tracy Brabin has celebrated her 1 year anniversary as the Member of Parliament for Batley & Spen. Since winning the by-election Ms Brabin has been a strong local voice in Parliament and has continued to fight for the issues that matter to the constituency. To celebrate Ms Brabin will be running a street stall in…

Tracy Brabin MP tackles government over police cuts.

In the House of Commons, Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin tackled ministers from the Home Office over funding levels of police. Quoting Sarah Thornton, the most senior police chief in Britain, she said, “With officer numbers at 1985 levels, crime up 10 per cent in the last year and police work becoming ever more…