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…

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…

Local MPs join forces in bid to bring back popular local bus service

Three local MPs have joined forces in a bid to save the 253 bus service in light of the “overwhelming strength of feeling” displayed by local residents. Batley and Spen’s Tracy Brabin, Dewsbury’s Paula Sherriff and Bradford South’s Judith Cummins have written a joint letter to West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), urging them to fund…

‘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 praises local support for Fairtade products in Parliament

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin praised local support for Fairtrade products at the Parliamentary launch of a fortnight of events held to back a better deal for farmers from developing countries. Ms Brabin met farmers from the Ivory Coast, Rwanda and the Dominican Republic at the reception on February 27th as part of Fairtrade…

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,…