Google joins Tracy Brabin MP at local primary school to talk internet safety

Internet giant Google joined local MP Tracy Brabin at Carlinghow Princess Royal Primary to deliver a free educational programme designed to equip children to explore the internet safely. The Be Internet Legends programme, run in partnership with Google and Parent Zone, is aimed at 7-11-year-olds to help them be safe, confident explorers of the online…

MP slams government after latest figures show unemployment rising locally

New figures reveal that unemployment is continuing to rise locally in what Tracy Brabin MP says is yet another sign the government has “abandoned” communities like Batley and Spen. The total number of unemployed benefit claimants in Batley and Spen has risen to 2,490 in February 2019 – an increase of 735 on the previous…

Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme open for applications

The fantastic Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme is now open for applications for the 2018/19 year. The training programme, launched in memory of my talented and inspirational predecessor, is a great opportunity for women in the Labour Party and is designed to prepare them for roles in leadership in politics and beyond. It really…

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…

MP celebrates one year as Shadow Minister for Early Years

Today marks a year since I joined Labour’s front bench as the Shadow Early Years Minister. It has been an absolute joy to get to know our early years sector. People who dedicate their lives to providing the best possible start for our young people. Whether that’s as academics, providers or campaigning groups, the commitment…