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 joins 209 women MPs in historic exhibition

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin is among 209 female Members of Parliament to have their portrait taken by a female photographer to mark 100 years since women first gained the right to vote and stand. The groundbreaking ‘209 Women’ project, envisaged by photographer and university lecturer Hilary Wood, was designed to mark the milestone…

Ocado agrees to support Batley Food Bank after MP’s intervention

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has praised Ocado for its willingness to engage with the community after the retailer agreed to support Batley Food Bank on an ongoing basis. Ms Brabin wrote to Ocado, which has a huge distribution warehouse in Birstall and employs over 400 people, after discovering they did not have an…

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…