Government refuses to guarantee much-needed local rail improvements

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has attacked the Government’s refusal to guarantee the long-promised full-electrification of the TransPennine rail route, saying a failure to deliver the improvements would amount to a “betrayal”. The MP says the latest reports, which indicate the Government is planning to ditch its pledge to fully electrify the route, will…

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…

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…

Tracy Brabin Speaks Out For Local Children on Access to NHS Dentistry

Tracy Brabin MP has spoken out in Parliament about poor access to NHS Dentistry in Kirklees. Speaking during an Adjournment Debate secured by her colleague Judith Cummins, the MP for Batley & Spen raised her concerns about child oral health in Kirklees. She said; “Does my hon. Friend agree that it is deeply worrying that…

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 Accuses Government of Being ‘Out of Touch and Out of Ideas’

Today, Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin has commented of the Queen’s Speech to Parliament. The Queen’s speech is written by the Government and sets out their legislative plans for the coming Parliament. This year’s speech was short and many Tory manifesto pledges were left unmentioned, including a controversial vote on reinstating fox hunting and only offered…