TV star, acclaimed novelist and screenwriter to join inspirational local women for Tracy Brabin MP’s International Women’s Day Festival

A TV star, an acclaimed novelist and a writer who has penned some of the country’s best-loved programmes will be joining inspirational local women for Tracy Brabin MP’s free one-day festival to mark International Women’s Day and Vote 100. A day of inspiring speeches, workshops, performances and historical displays will also see talented local women…

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 launches Youth Work Week in Parliament

Today Tracy Brabin has hosted a reception in support of rebuilding the youth service in parliament. The event came at the launch of Youth Work Week which runs from 6-12 November 2017. It provides an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people to celebrate their achievements and the impact of their work. The…

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…

Rocky is crowned Westminster Dog of the Year

There was a worthy winner in Westminster today, as Rocky, a seven-year-old Labrador belonging to Batley and Spen Labour MP Tracy Brabin, was crowned 2017 Westminster Dog of the Year. The 25th annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition, organised by Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club, took place in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster. Rocky…

Tracy Brabin Marks 1 Year Anniversary as MP for Batley & Spen

Tracy Brabin has celebrated her 1 year anniversary as the Member of Parliament for Batley & Spen. Since winning the by-election Ms Brabin has been a strong local voice in Parliament and has continued to fight for the issues that matter to the constituency. To celebrate Ms Brabin will be running a street stall in…

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…