‘Beautiful gesture’ sees square in Brussels renamed after Jo Cox

Today I had the honour of attending the unveiling of a square in Brussels renamed after my inspirational predecessor, Jo Cox. This beautiful gesture on behalf of a city she loved will act as a permanent reminder of the values of unity, peace and justice that guided her. Jo’s sister, Kim, delivered a moving, impassioned…

MP ‘moved & humbled’ by heartfelt support for NHS

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin was “moved and humbled” by the heartfelt messages of support members of public left for the NHS as she took to the streets of Cleckheaton to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday. Ms Brabin was joined by local activists and the GMB Union on Saturday morning to gather signatures on…

Government refuses to guarantee much-needed local rail improvements

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has attacked the Government’s refusal to guarantee the long-promised full-electrification of the TransPennine rail route, saying a failure to deliver the improvements would amount to a “betrayal”. The MP says the latest reports, which indicate the Government is planning to ditch its pledge to fully electrify the route, will…

MP celebrates one year as Shadow Minister for Early Years

Today marks a year since I joined Labour’s front bench as the Shadow Early Years Minister. It has been an absolute joy to get to know our early years sector. People who dedicate their lives to providing the best possible start for our young people. Whether that’s as academics, providers or campaigning groups, the commitment…