MP ‘moved & humbled’ by heartfelt support for NHS

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin was “moved and humbled” by the heartfelt messages of support members of public left for the NHS as she took to the streets of Cleckheaton to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday. Ms Brabin was joined by local activists and the GMB Union on Saturday morning to gather signatures on…

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…

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…

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…

Shared parental leave raised with PM by Tracy Brabin MP

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has today raised the issue of Shared Parental Leave for the self-employed and freelancers with Prime Minister Theresa May. Shared parental leave currently allows mothers to end their maternity leave early in order for her partner to take time off. The policy gives greater flexibility to families, allowing them…