Below are links to articles featuring Tracy Brabin.

June 2020

Theatres need government lifeline – and we can learn from other countries, MP Brabin tells Bectu webinar BECTU

May 2020

Government thinks creative freelancers are ‘all millionaires’ says Tracy Brabin as she calls for support Yorkshire Post

MP Tracy Brabin issues plea for extra support to help nurseries survive coronavirus lockdown Telegraph & Argus

Six questions the government must answer if it is to support the arts The Stage

Coronavirus: How creatives are adapting to digital Wildcast: A Wildcard Podcast

Tracy Brabin: extend Covid-19 aid to creatives by six months Broadcast

Could Lockdown Rob The UK Of ‘The Next Stormzy’? With Tracy Brabin MP Huffington Post

Yorkshire lockdown community heroes celebrated by MP Tracy Brabin Yorkshire Post

Tracy Brabin commits to further lobbying for freelancers BECTU Magazine

April 2020

Business and charity lockdown heroes praised by MP Tracy Brabin Yorkshire Post

Why newspapers and local media must be safeguarded Yorkshire Post

Batley & Spen child artists celebrate NHS heroes Telegraph & Argus

Tracy Brabin: ‘The next generation of Stormzys and Maxine Peakes cannot go undiscovered due to Covid-19’s impact on the arts’ Yorkshire Post

Tracy Brabin: Coronavirus shows why it is vital to keep free TV licences for the over-75s Mirror

March 2020

Politically Speaking: Do the right thing at this time of national crisis Batley News

Coronavirus: Labour calls on advertising and PR industries to step up and fight panic-buying The Independent

Why West Yorkshire mayor must stand up for culture – Tracy Brabin Yorkshire Post

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin demands train station is made fully accessible Batley News

Tracy Brabin: The Budget 2020 was a missed opportunity to level up the arts The Stage

Event celebrates brilliant women of Batley and Spen Batley News

February 2020

Politically Speaking: We need proper investment in flood defences Batley News

Why Tracy Brabin MP is the ultimate Respect Maker – Girlguiding

Tabloids need to learn from Caroline Flack’s death –

I Took On The Trolls – And Made £20k – Grazia

The future of the BBC must not be decided by vengeful whispers The Times

We can’t let newspapers ‘get away with it’ after death of Caroline Flack, says Yorkshire MP Tracy Brabin Yorkshire Post

Tracy Brabin criticises Government for lack of action after Storm Dennis causes major flooding across the North, Wales and Scotland Financial Times

Tracy Brabin and ‘shouldergate’ – a masterclass in turning the tables Pod’s Own Country: The Yorkshire Post’s Political Podcast

Tracy Brabin raises £20k for Guides in ‘shouldergate’ dress auction ITV Calendar

Tracy Brabin has had the last laugh after shoulder-gate – and I’m laughing along with her The Independent

How Coronation Street prepared me for life in Parliament as soap celebrates 10,000th episode – Tracy Brabin Yorkshire Post

Saturday interview: Tracy Brabin The Times

Tracy Brabin’s ‘shouldergate’ dress tops £17,000 in eBay charity auction Yorkshire Post

Labour MP Tracy Brabin ridicules “sexist” media focus on her bare shoulder LBC

Tracy Brabin: MP hits back at Twitter ‘keyboard warriors’ BBC

‘People should not have to live in fear’: MP to tackle crime head on Batley News

Yorkshire MP Tracy Brabin questions integrity of Government media briefings after journalist boycott Yorkshire Post

January 2020

Politically Speaking: Rail privatisation has failed Batley News

Northern towns look to rugby league for a sense of rebellion The i

Labour leadership hopeful Keir Starmer visits Batley on invite of Tracy Brabin Batley News

Give Abandoned Towns Culture And Art To Power ‘Decade Of Reconciliation’ Huffington Post

‘Huge honour’ for Tracy Brabin after Shadow Culture Secretary appointment Dewsbury Reporter

Bet365 branded ‘cynical’ over FA Cup streaming controversy Yorkshire Post

December 2019

Batley and Spen stays red as Tracy Brabin romps home Huddersfield Examiner

I’m A Labour MP In A Sea Of Blue. Here’s How We Win Back The Trust Of The Country Huffington Post

November 2019

Parents share education ‘inadequate funding’ concerns with Labour candidate Dewsbury Reporter

Robert Crampton’s election road trip: Batley and Spen The Times

Batley and Spen candidates sign up to fight ‘clean campaign’ during General Election Yorkshire Post

UK politicians up against unprecedented threat levels in Dec 12 election campaignCBC

October 2019

MP Tracy says schools in Batley and Spen are counting the cost of cuts Batley News

Hospital chief says squeeze on NHS worse than the Thatcher years Huddersfield Examiner

Batley and Spen hosts football tournament supporting Show Racism the Red Card Morning Star

MP’s payouts call over pacer trains Batley News

September 2019

In Westminster, MPs felt Brexit fury. At home they see hate rising Guardian

Tracy Brabin officially opens Angloco’s fire engine factory Batley News

We MPs know that Boris Johnson’s rhetoric is dangerous and divisive Guardian

What Boris Johnson said about my friend Jo Cox was a disgrace – he showed his true colours The i 

MP hails the work done by Heckmondwike baby bank Dewsbury Reporter

MP backs new way of home ownership at Liversedge site Telegraph & Argus

August 2019

I’m furious about broken promise regarding pacer trains Batley News

July 2019

Mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse comes a step closer Church Times

Top honours for cricketers from Batley Batley News

We need a clear retail strategy to save our High Streets Yorkshire Post 

Heckmondwike man re-lives harrowing abuse ordeal at inquiry as campaign for mandatory reporting moves forward Bradford T & A 

Tracy Brabin MP backs Action for Children campaign after ‘worrying’ report Bradford T & A

Mps form parliamentary group for theatre ArtsProfessional

Batley school staff face losing their jobs Batley & Birstall News

Pledge to scrap Pacer trains this year set to be broken Yorkshire Post

June 2019

Pledge to scrap Pacer trains this year set to be broken Yorkshire Post

Children’s centre use drops dramatically Nursery World

Third anniversary of murder of Jo Cox in Birstall Bradford T & A 

UK screen industries must provide more support to carers Screen International 

Fears of Spen Valley ‘crime epidemic as MP points to ‘staggering figures’ Bradford T & A 

The free licence U-turn will cost pensioners £3.7m Examiner 

BBC to scrap free TV licence for people over 75 Evening Standard

Human cost of police cuts will be part of Theresa May’s legacy in West Yorkshire Yorkshire Post 

Tracy Brabin: When it comes to policing, our towns must not be overlooked Politics Home

Sure Start cut hospital visits for children in deprived areas Nursery World

Tories close 500 Sure Start centres – now experts show what it really means Mirror

Sure start centres cut health risks for Britain’s poorest children The Times

May 2019

Universal Credit branded a jaw-dropping failure as investigation reveals its toll Yorkshire Post 

Kirklees Collge students quiz MPs during Love our Colleges week FE News

Over £1m secured for investigations into West Yorkshire grooming cases Yorkshire Post

MP slams government over ‘shameful’ child poverty figures Asian Sunday 

Tracy Brabin urges government to protect free TV licences for over 75s Bradford T&A

Thousands of schools to pilot Reception baseline Nursery World 

Why early years education matters and why we must do better Yorkshire Post 

‘Severe’ testing and exams ‘fuelling mental health crisis TES

Batley community steps out in remembrance of Sri Lanka terror attack victims Batley News

April 2019

Hundreds of children and parents march against baseline Nursery World

Pre-schoolers knock on number ten’s door in protest against ‘tests’ Bradford T&A

Latest headliners announced for South Yorkshire education festival Sheffield Star

New A&E treatment strategy to be piloted at Dewsbury Hospital Examiner

Programme aimed at internet safety comes to local school Batley News

Traveller site ‘earmarked’ but not certain, says council

March 2019

More than a million Yorkshire folk are living in poverty Examiner

Parents face shock rise in childcare costs as government cuts bite Guardian 

Petition to save Spenborough Skatepark passes 600 signatures Spenborough Guardian 

Cuts to public computers ‘punishing the poorest’ in society Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Period poverty: MPs back sanitary products for all Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Heated debate in Cleckheaton over local bus services Spenborough Guardian

Why I love buses and how the could be so much better Yorkshire Post 

Theresa May accused of offering ‘Brexit bribe’ Metro

Nursery places cost parents as much as university

February 2019

Nursery places cost parents as much as university

Nursery schools granted £24m in stop-gap funding Nursery World

Bus changes slammed Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Batley rail services under scrutiny Batley News 

Tracy Brabin MP praises response of emergency services Batley News

Arriva backlash: North Kirklees timetable changes will affect lives Batley News

Tracy Brabin attacks ‘unjust’ police spending plan Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Lets stub out smoking outside hospitals YEP

Batley and Spen MP highlights anger over bus cuts during PMQs Bradford Telegraph and Argus

January 2019

MP calls for law to make smoking outside hospitals illegal Examiner 

MP calls for abuse cases resources Examiner 

Howden Clough Juniors score support from Tracy Brabin MP Batley News

Tory MP sparks backlash with ‘I, Daniel Blake is not a documentary’ tweet Mirror

Police charge rates have collapsed in West Yorkshire, says angry MP Examiner 

MPs call for ‘town of culture’ award to regenerate local areas The Stage

These rail fare increases an insult, say commuters and MPs Examiner

Batley MP is steaming over trains The Press 

I’ll continue to stand up for those facing hardship The Press

December 2018

Business advisor honoured by MPs for outstanding community work Batley News

We must ensure our NHS has proper staffing Yorkshire Evening Post 

MP support for sisters with rare potentially life-threatening condition Telegraph and Argus 

MPs denounce shambolic railways The Press 

209 female MPs by 209 photographers Guardian 

These Kirklees train stations are in the bottom ten in the country for performance Examiner 

Here’s why Batley Foodbank handouts could be getting posher Examiner

MPs probe ‘Class Ceiling’ Backstage

November 2018 

Why the arts are worth more than just the money Yorkshire Post

Harrowing case of sex abuse survivor discussed in Parliament Bradford Telegraph and Argus

MPs and peers commit to major inquiry investigating ‘class ceiling’ in the arts The Stage

VIDEO: Batley MP Tracy Brabin tells of ‘brave’ constituent as she urges Theresa May to bring in mandatory reporting for child sex abuse Yorkshire Post

Clive Lewis: we must save our children’s centres Eastern Daily Press 

‘Overwhelming’ response to first Bradford Baby Week Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Castleford Tiger’s Georgia Roche wins first Parliamentary award for Women’s Rugby Bradford Telegraph and Argus 

Batley Girls’ High School students and Tracy Brabin visit Pinewood Studios Bradford Telegraph and Argus 

MP on Armed Forces mission Batley News

Nurseries tell MPs their workers are forced into lower pay than call centres staff Daynurseries

Parents pay price for 30 hours “free” childcare as nurseries hike fees to cover it Mirror

West Yorkshire firefighters delight as Protect the Protectors bill becomes law Halifax Courier

Nursery fees rise as free childcare scheme backfires Guardian

Andrea Leadsom lavishes praise on Sure Start centres – and is reminded austerity destroyed them Huff Post 

Bosses should give their workers free fruit to boost their health says Matt Hancock – but Labour says workers need more than a free apple Mirror

Tracy Brabin MP raises Batley cancer man’s plight Bradford Telegraph and Argus 

October 2018

Nearly 9000 childcare providers have close since 2016 Nursery Word

Channel 4 announces Leeds as location of new headquarters Leeds Live

100 MPs call for urgent action to secure future of Black Cultural Archives The Stage

Help share the burden for self-employed parents Yorkshire Post

Allow freelancers and the self-employed access to shared parental leave and pay Politics Home

High streets being crippled by Government policy says Batley and Spen MP Yorkshire Post

Tracy Brabin: Growing up in the 2020s. Here’s what it would look like under Labour LabourList

Theresa May accused of misleading Parliament over ‘discredited’ schools claim HuffPost

Dewsbury Hospital chiefs to close another service for the whole winter ExaminerLive

September 2018

Jo Cox honoured in Brussels in moving ceremony Batley News

Labour plans dramatic £4.8bn expansion of free childcare policy Huff Post 

Batley and Spen MP to battle childcare crisis Batley News

‘Outrageous’ Northern Rail forgets Yorkshire and only apologises to North-West Yorkshire Post 

Nursery closures rise 66% since 30 hours policy began Nursery World

Tracy Brabin calls for people to Wear it Pink Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Cross party MPs urge Government to take urgent action over nursery school closures Independent 

MP hits out at nursery funding Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Labour sweeps to victory in Westminster Dog Show Huff Post 

August 2018

Batley and Spen shops to be given card machines in business boost Spenborough Guardian

Trust U-turn is a ‘victory for principles of NHS’ Yorkshire Post

We must be part of any NHS shake-up, say local MPs Batley News

Children’s centre consultation off the table Nursery World

MPs urge Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust to ditch staff transfer plan Yorkshire Post 

Former Paralympian sues TransPennine after being stuck on frozen platform Independent 

West End professionals return to Batley and Spen after success of Jo Cox inspired Les Miserables Batley News

July 2018

Dewsbury Hospital still using premium rate numbers nine years after they were banned Huddersfield Examiner 

Here’s why these Heckmondwike trees are wearing woolly jumpers Huddersfield Examiner Huddersfield Examiner 

Roving return of ex-Corrie star Dewsbury Reporter 

Show deals with knives and bullying Dewsbury Reporter 

Rise is holiday childcare cost ‘another blow’ for struggling parents Nursery World

This Government’s decisions have real human consequences The Press

MP’s sweet treat for NHS workers Batley News

TransPennine rail electrification ‘at risk’ as Tory ministers fail to guarantee it in ‘betrayal of the north’ Mirror

Batley and Spen MP slams rail electrification delays Bradford Telegraph and Argus

June 2018 

Labour MPs demand compassion from Government whips on voting rules Huffington Post

Great Get Together events bring out crowds in memory of Jo Cox Yorkshire Post

Childminder crisis: twice as many leaving profession as joining Huffington Post

Rail passengers ‘standing in loos’ Yorkshire Evening Post

Tracy Brabin pays tribute to ‘inspiring’ unpaid carers during Carers Week Bradford Telgraph and Argus

District’s MPs hit out at Transport Secretary amid rail chaos The Press

MP Tracy Brabin tackles train delays Bradford Telegraph and Argus

MP and commuters to stage protest at Batley Station Huddersfield Examiner

Community gathers for Iftar event Batley News

Doctor gave up trying after SIX times trying to visa to work in Kirklees Huddersfield Examiner

What a mess: MPs challenge Chris Grayling over rail fiasco Huddersfield Examiner

May 2018

Brabin attacks trust’s ‘transfer’ plan The Press

Alarming rise in jobless tally in Batley and Spen Huddersfield Examiner

MP calls out Health Secretary over ‘backdoor privatisation’ of hospital facilities Bradford Telegraph and Argus

‘Lack of job security in UK theatre is forcing parents out’ The Stage

Reel people a ‘premiere attraction’ Dewsbury Reporter

Kirklees MPs join forces in bid to bring Channel 4 to district Dewsbury Reporter

Batley and Spen MP remembers workers The Press

How Shared parental leave gives adoptive parents real time to build a new family unit The Conversation

Children give MP a warm welcome Batley News

April 2018

Tracy Brabin: ‘We need to put the joy back into early years education’ Guardian

Government ‘should urgently review 30-hours funding rates’ Pre-school learning alliance

Kirklees Young Carers speak about how lonely their lives can be Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Campaigners against Cleckheaton asbestos transfer station celebrate as plans withdrawn Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Loneliness ‘won’t be solved overnight’ Yorkshire Post

By axing early years help, we give our children a mountain to climb Guardian

‘Stop the cuts’ – Head joins Tracy Brabin in plea to end school funding decline The Press

Tracy Brabin joins Jeremy Corbyn in Watford to discuss rise in cost of childcare Watford Observer

Children’s futures put at risk by education cuts, claims MP Huddersfield Examiner

1,000 Sure Start children’s centres may have shut since 2010 Guardian 

March 2018

International Women’s Day festival comes to Batley Huddersfield Examiner

Sure Start funding halved in eight years, figures show Guardian

Children speak in Parliament about their school’s Art’s Council Bradford Telegraph and Argus

T&A campaign brought into national spotlight as MP mentions it in Parliament Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Tories try to axe vital childcare scheme that 10,000 troops rely on Mirror

Play centre gets MP’s seal of approval Dewsbury Reporter

Jeremy Corbyn backs bid to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Huddersfield Examiner

February 2018

Move for new self-employed parents to have paid shared leave after the baby is born Huddersfield Examiner

MP backs bid to get a counsellor for every school Yorkshire Evening Post

Tracy Brabin calls for self-employed to be able to share parental pay Guardian

Hundreds of children’s centres axed since Tories came to power Mirror

Tracy Brabin MP chairs public meeting over crime concerns Dewsbury Reporter

Tracy Brabin MP demands shared parental leave for the self-employed The Stage

MP Tracy Brabin hits out at hospital parking fees Huddersfield Examiner

Gig economy workers don’t qualify for shared parental leave. This MP wants to change that Buzzfeed

Furry successful visit to Mars Petcare The Press

Is your family pet labradorable? Dewsbury Reporter

January 2018

Misery for teacher and young son needing food banks due to Universal Credit delay Huddersfield Examiner

Major jobs surge for Fox’s Biscuits Batley and Birstall News

Youngsters at Gomersal school learn how Parliament works Huddersfield Examiner

Mums lose out on £1.2billion a year from a system ‘stacked against them’ Mirror

How victims of stalking by strangers will get better protection – but Clare’s Law is still disappointingly underused Huddersfield Examiner

Campaigners against formal learning in reception call for controversial report to be withdrawn Nursery World

Minister for Loneliness is testament to Jo Cox, says the MP who now sits in her constituency Yorkshire Post

Private renters at risk of homelessness as deeply flawed Universal Credit roll-out continues Telegraph and Argus

NHS beds crisis: sick patients can sit in A&E, says health minister response to question from Tracy Guardian

December 2017

How we must all meet the challenge of tackling loneliness Huddersfield Examiner

Free childcare finally extended to foster families Nursery World

More than 3,000 foster children are excluded from the Tories’ flagship free childcare pledge Mirror

September 2017

Local MP raises a Glass to Kirkwood Hospice Kirkwood Hospice

Hound of Parliament: MP Tracy Brabin’s Labrador Rocky put forward for Westminster Dog of the Year The Huddersfield Daily Examiner 

Government’s offer of 30 hours’ free childcare is ‘falling short’ says MP Telegraph & Argus

MP claims Dewsbury and Huddersfield hospital downgrades are “undermining” the NHS The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Tracy Brabin: Silence of the Tories on childcare shows their policy is unravelling LabourList

August 2017

Looking forward to those 30 hours of free nursery care? Think again… The Observer

Now More Than Ever We Must Call Out The Poisonous Rhetoric We Saw In The Sun The Huffington Post

Report exposes ‘class-shaped hole’ in UK performing arts Sky News

Free Childcare? Check the Smallprint The Huffington Post

July 2017

Labour calls on sector to take part in 30-hours survey Nursery World

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin appointed to Labour’s front bench The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

June 2017

Tracy Brabin Q&A: “I’d like to be part of Boudicca’s tribe. In my version, we’d win” New Statesman

Brabin suggests Batley as Channel 4 Location, Location, Location Yorkshire Post

Labour MP Tracy Brabin: ‘Schools can’t afford theatre’ The Stage

This Time I Was Elected to Jo Cox’s Former Seat, The Atmosphere Was Very Different Huffington Post

Women in Red lead Labour to clean sweep of Kirklees with four victories The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

How tragedy propelled a former actor into politics CNN

May 2017

Tasty night for charity fundraiser Furniture News

Headteachers tell Greening they fear impact of funding changes The Yorkshire Post

More in Common: Birstall united to light up Tour on the world stage Yorkshire Evening Post

April 2017

Schools enjoy exciting time in Wonderland Dewsbury Reporter

Tracy Brabin reveals how she was moved on a visit to Auschwitz with local schools Huddersfield Examiner

Race is on to try to save Batley Job Centre Huddersfield Examiner

Young people begin rehearsals for performance in memory of Jo Cox ITV News

Single sex schools ‘failing in their legal duties to accommodate transgender pupils’ The Independent

Pregnant women deserve better rights at work rather than being bumped down the career ladder The Mirror

David Davis accused of ‘making it up as he goes along’ after refusing to disclose basic details of Brexit analysis The Mirror

Children ‘will suffer’ as school budgets across Yorkshire slashed The Yorkshire Post

March 2017

MP opens revamped hospital radio studio Radio Today

MP backs Side by Side dementia service Dewsbury Reporter

Former Coronation Street star reveals how she had to hide her pregnancy in desperate search for work The Mirror

Swine flu vaccine damages hope for ‘living nightmare’ Batley boy, 11 BBC News

A&E patients are queuing out of the door so downgrading services ‘defies logic’ The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

West End classic Les Miserables coming to Batley in honour of MP Jo Cox The Yorkshire Evening Post

Two local MPs attend Walk for Peace dinner Dewsbury Reporter

Lack of women working in cultural industries ‘woeful’ says MP Tracy Brabin SBTV

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