Batley and Spen
Tracy Brabin is the Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for the Batley and Spen constituency.
The Batley and Spen Parliamentary constituency lies in West Yorkshire, and comprises the Kirklees Council Wards of Batley East, Batley West, Birstall and Birkenshaw, Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike, and Liversedge and Gomersal.
Historically, the area was known for its textile, mining and engineering industries. The town of Batley was also known for the world renowned Batley Variety Club which drew artists such as Sir Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Dame Shirley Bassey and other famous names to perform in the town. Today, Batley and Spen is well known for the manufacture of beds and as the home of Fox’s Biscuits, and is home to Batley Bulldogs RLFC.
MPs are able to represent and support their Constituents on matters for which Parliament and Government are responsible. Meanwhile, Councillors are able to represent and support Residents on matters for which Councils are responsible. If you’d like to find your local Councillor, you can do so on the Kirklees Council website here.