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…

Government refuses to guarantee much-needed local rail improvements

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has attacked the Government’s refusal to guarantee the long-promised full-electrification of the TransPennine rail route, saying a failure to deliver the improvements would amount to a “betrayal”. The MP says the latest reports, which indicate the Government is planning to ditch its pledge to fully electrify the route, will…

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….

Tracy Brabin MP Reacts to Batley Jobcentre Closure Confirmation

Today the Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed by way of a written statement that Batley Jobcentre is going to close, alongside tens of others across the country. The statement reads ‘Some smaller jobcentres will merge with larger ones, and others will be co-located with local government premises’. The Government announced plans to close…