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…

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….

Batley’s International Women’s Day festival hailed a huge success

Batley’s inaugural International Women’s Day festival was hailed a huge success as hundreds of people of all ages descended on the Older People’s Centre for a “truly humbling” day of workshops, inspiring speeches and fun. The event, envisaged to celebrate International Women’s Day and Vote 100, saw inspirational women keep the crowds entranced with their…

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…

Local MP Calls for Channel 4 Investment in Batley & Spen

Tracy Brabin MP has today written to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to call for investment in Batley & Spen as part of Government’s consultation on increasing the regional impact of Channel 4. The consultation is looking at the extent to which Channel 4 should be based outside of London including…