TV star, acclaimed novelist and screenwriter to join inspirational local women for Tracy Brabin MP’s International Women’s Day Festival

A TV star, an acclaimed novelist and a writer who has penned some of the country’s best-loved programmes will be joining inspirational local women for Tracy Brabin MP’s free one-day festival to mark International Women’s Day and Vote 100. A day of inspiring speeches, workshops, performances and historical displays will also see talented local women…

Future political stars shine in debate at Batley Girls’ Question Time event

The political stars of the future took centre stage as Tracy Brabin MP joined a panel of local politicians, academics and students to field intelligent and incisive questions at Batley Girls High School’s annual Question Time event. Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin, Liberal Democrat Baroness Pinnock, Conservative councillor Robert Light and Professor Munro Price…

Tracy Brabin MP pledges commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day

Local Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day this week to honour the millions who were killed and pay tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Ms Brabin joined inspirational survivors and young ambassadors at a special reception where she pledged her support…

From Batley to Brussels: Local Young Campaigner Secures Internship in Europe

Tracy Brabin MP has today offered her congratulations to local young campaigner, Jawad Khan, who is set to embark upon a sought-after internship in Brussels later this month. The 19-year-old from Liversedge will be working within the Secretariat of the European Trade Union Committee for Education. A Labour Party and Trade Union campaigner, Mr Khan…

Batley & Spen MP Supports Girls’ Education Roadshow

Tracy Brabin MP has joined local fundraiser Anne Pugh, and UK CEO of GlobalGiving, Eleanor Harrison OBE, on a “roadshow” around local schools. The purpose of the roadshow which took place last week, was to highlight the importance of girls’ education in developing countries, and to inspire local children to fundraise for good causes. Local…

Tracy Brabin MP Stands up for Low Earning Parents

Shadow Early Years Minister Tracy Brabin, has today stood up for low earning parents, in Parliament. Speaking at Education Questions, the MP for Batley & Spen raised the case of the 110,000 children whose working parents do not earn enough to access the 30 hour free childcare scheme. In his response, the Minister for Children…

Tracy Brabin MP Holds Government to Account over Free Childcare Scheme Chaos

Local MP and Shadow Early Years Minister Tracy Brabin, has this week called Government to account over their failings on implementing the 30 hour free childcare policy. Speaking from the despatch box during an Urgent Question she had secured on the matter, Tracy Brabin accused Ministers of leaving parents waiting in “limbo”, arguing that Government’s…

Tracy Brabin MP Appointed Shadow Education Minister

Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin has been appointed to Labour’s front bench in the role of Shadow Minister for Early Years. The role sits within the Shadow Education team, led by Angela Rayner, MP for Ashton-under-Lyne. Labour’s popular manifesto offered significant improvements in the policy area and Tracy Brabin is looking forward to building on…

Childcare for the many: Tracy Brabin supports Labour’s universal childcare plan that will transform the lives of more than a million children

More than a million children and their families will benefit from Labour plans for universal provision of 30 hours of free childcare a week for all two to four-year-olds. Labour will extend 30-hour childcare to more children by eliminating means testing for two-year-olds and no longer restricting provision for three and four-year-olds to children whose…