Batley and Spen Dog of the Year launched by Tracy Brabin MP

The search is on to find Batley and Spen Dog of the Year as Tracy Brabin MP launches an exciting new competition to celebrate all that is good about our four-legged friends. Following on from her beloved Labrador Rocky’s win at the 25th annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition, Ms Brabin decided that it…

Tracy Brabin slams Government over ‘shocking’ crime rise

Local MP Tracy Brabin has warned the Tories are ‘failing to protect the public’ after new figures revealed crime in Yorkshire is soaring, as Tory cuts sent police officer numbers nationwide to the lowest level in three decades. The new crime figures released today showed the highest annual rise in police recorded crime since comparable…

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…