Tracy Brabin MP: ‘Every community deserves to feel safe’

On Saturday I took full advantage of the unseasonably warm weather by enjoying my lunch outside one of Birstall’s many wonderful eateries, writes Tracy Brabin MP in her latest Batley News column. As I sat, watching the world go by in the glorious winter sun, it reminded me just how fantastic a town it can…

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…

Holiday childcare cost increase ‘locking parents out of workplace’

Many Batley and Spen parents will struggle to meet childcare costs over the summer holidays as the latest figures reveal holiday childcare is getting more expensive. Childcare is now costing parents across Yorkshire and Humber an average of £130 a week- a five per cent increase in a single year. The rise highlights the serious…

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…