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…

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…

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…

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…