Tracy Brabin MP: ‘Every community deserves to feel safe’

On Saturday I took full advantage of the unseasonably warm weather by enjoying my lunch outside one of Birstall’s many wonderful eateries, writes Tracy Brabin MP in her latest Batley News column. As I sat, watching the world go by in the glorious winter sun, it reminded me just how fantastic a town it can…

Tory Government plans to fund policing ‘unjust and fundamentaly unfair’

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has slammed Government plans to force taxpayers to fork out for more police officers as “unjust and fundamentally unfair”. Under the Conservative Government’s Funding Settlement announced today, police forces will be given the option to double the council tax precept. It comes after years of cuts to West Yorkshire…

Tracy Brabin MP visits local Co-op to pledge support for safety campaign

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has thrown her weight behind a campaign to protect shop workers from abuse and violent attacks at work during a visit to a local Co-op store. Ms Brabin visited the Westfield Lane store in Scholes where she discussed local community safety issues with staff and learnt about the retailer’s…

Tracy Brabin MP tackles government over police cuts.

In the House of Commons, Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin tackled ministers from the Home Office over funding levels of police. Quoting Sarah Thornton, the most senior police chief in Britain, she said, “With officer numbers at 1985 levels, crime up 10 per cent in the last year and police work becoming ever more…