Coronavirus – guidance and advice

I have been contacted by a large number of constituents who are, understandably, concerned about the impact of Coronavirus on them and their families. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for our public health and our economy at an individual, local, national, and international level. Last night’s lockdown announcement was a further first-time…

MP praises local support for Fairtade products in Parliament

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin praised local support for Fairtrade products at the Parliamentary launch of a fortnight of events held to back a better deal for farmers from developing countries. Ms Brabin met farmers from the Ivory Coast, Rwanda and the Dominican Republic at the reception on February 27th as part of Fairtrade…

Howden Clough Juniors’ new clubhouse campaign gets MP’s backing

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin pledged her support to Howden Clough Junior’s campaign for a new clubhouse during a visit to the local football club. The club, which has over 400 children playing across a range of age groups, is in desperate need of a new clubhouse as a base for the various teams….

Ocado agrees to support Batley Food Bank after MP’s intervention

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has praised Ocado for its willingness to engage with the community after the retailer agreed to support Batley Food Bank on an ongoing basis. Ms Brabin wrote to Ocado, which has a huge distribution warehouse in Birstall and employs over 400 people, after discovering they did not have an…