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 and Rocky contend for Westminster Dog of the Year

TRACY BRABIN AND ROCKY CONTEND FOR COVETED WESTMINSTER DOG OF THE YEAR TITLE And are calling for local support in a special ‘pawblic’ vote On Thursday 26th October, Tracy Brabin, Labour MP for Batley and Spen and her 7 year old Labrador, Rocky will take to Victoria Tower Gardens in London, to compete with other politicians…

Statement by Tracy Brabin MP on Children’s Services in Kirklees

“In light of today’s report, my first and primary concern is children’s safety and ensuring that the responsibility to children’s welfare is always met in Kirklees. “I continue to be deeply concerned by the Ofsted report of 2016, and I believe that every child should benefit from high quality support when they need it. For…

Batley & Spen MP Supports Girls’ Education Roadshow

Tracy Brabin MP has joined local fundraiser Anne Pugh, and UK CEO of GlobalGiving, Eleanor Harrison OBE, on a “roadshow” around local schools. The purpose of the roadshow which took place last week, was to highlight the importance of girls’ education in developing countries, and to inspire local children to fundraise for good causes. Local…

Tracy Brabin MP Stands up for Low Earning Parents

Shadow Early Years Minister Tracy Brabin, has today stood up for low earning parents, in Parliament. Speaking at Education Questions, the MP for Batley & Spen raised the case of the 110,000 children whose working parents do not earn enough to access the 30 hour free childcare scheme. In his response, the Minister for Children…

Tracy Brabin MP Holds Government to Account over Free Childcare Scheme Chaos

Local MP and Shadow Early Years Minister Tracy Brabin, has this week called Government to account over their failings on implementing the 30 hour free childcare policy. Speaking from the despatch box during an Urgent Question she had secured on the matter, Tracy Brabin accused Ministers of leaving parents waiting in “limbo”, arguing that Government’s…

Kirkwood Hospice and Tracy Brabin MP to Host 30th Anniversary Tea Party

Tracy Brabin MP and Kirkwood Hospice will host a special Tea Party on Saturday 16th September. The celebratory event is part of Kirkwood Hospice’s work to mark 30 years of caring for local people. The local MP has selected Kirkwood Hospice as her ‘Charity of the Month’ for the month of September, and hopes that…

Batley & Spen MP Launches ‘Charity of the Month’ Campaign

Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin has launched ‘Charity of the Month’, a new campaign to promote the work of local charities. Launching the campaign today by announcing Batley Food Bank as her chosen charity for the month of July, Tracy Brabin has encouraged local people to donate to, or volunteer for the Food Bank….