New reforms unveiled to ‘finally deliver justice’ for leaseholders

Local MP Tracy Brabin is backing new plans that could see homeowners affected by the leasehold scandal in Batley and Spen save thousands of pounds. It comes after a Labour Party report, released today, proposes to ‘bring justice for leaseholders’ by capping unfair costs such as ground rents and to investigate instances of mis-selling New…

Tracy Brabin MP helps secure £1.2m funding for historic CSE investigations

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has helped secure £1.2 million in special grant funding for West Yorkshire Police to assist investigations into historic child sexual exploitation cases. Ms Brabin has been working closely with West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson and West Yorkshire Police to secure the Home Office funding. It comes after…

Local filmmakers celebrated in prestigious Westminster competition

Two talented creatives from Batley and Spen made it to the final of a prestigious Parliamentary competition searching for the best and brightest new talent in the industry. The annual Film the House competition is run by Members of Parliament to find the next generation of filmmakers and scriptwriters, and to raise awareness of the…

MP slams government after latest figures show unemployment rising locally

New figures reveal that unemployment is continuing to rise locally in what Tracy Brabin MP says is yet another sign the government has “abandoned” communities like Batley and Spen. The total number of unemployed benefit claimants in Batley and Spen has risen to 2,490 in February 2019 – an increase of 735 on the previous…

‘Poorest being punished’ by public computer cuts

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin says the ‘poorest in our society are being punished’ after new figures revealed hundreds of public computers have been cut across Yorkshire and Humberside. Over five hundred public computers have disappeared from libraries across the region since 2010, while over 2,000 computers have been cut across the north since…

MP calls public meeting with transport bosses over North Kirklees bus cuts

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has called a public meeting with transport bosses over a controversial overhaul of North Kirklees bus routes. Now Ms Brabin is urging those affected to attend the meeting to demonstrate the strength of opposition to some of the changes. The new timetable, which came into force on February 23rd,…