The Labour Party has selected Tracy Brabin as the party’s candidate to contest next year’s West Yorkshire metro mayor election.
Party members from across the county were balloted as part of the selection process.
Tracy Brabin said:
“I’m Yorkshire through and through, so this is a huge honour. I’m incredibly proud to be Labour’s mayoral candidate because it means representing the people I grew up with and the communities I grew up in to try and make a real and practical difference to their day to day lives.
“We’ve seen this year, more than any other, how much it matters who we elect. We need a mayor who is going to get West Yorkshire our fair share when it comes to funding, jobs, transport and a recovery from the pandemic. There’s a big north/south divide in this country and we deserve better that to be treated as second class citizens.
“There’s a big job to do in rebuilding our economy in a post-Covid19 world, my job will be to make sure that what comes next is fair and delivers the jobs, skills and opportunities people in our cities, towns, villages and former mining communities deserve.”