Politically Speaking: Making sure we get our fair share

The Government has announced Batley’s Job Centre is on the chopping block as part of plans to vastly reduce the number of Job Centres across the country.

Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen, Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth and Paula Sherriff MP

Politically Speaking: I will keep fighting for our local NHS services

Sure as night follows day, I will keep fighting for our local NHS services. So I was pleased to welcome Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth to Dewsbury District Hospital recently to see how the service is coping and to meet with local NHS campaigners.

Tracy Brabin MP.

Tracy Brabin: From actor to MP

Tracy Brabin was an actress and scriptwriter before becoming the Batley & Spen MP following Jo Cox’s murder. Chris Bond talks to her about her new life as a politician.


Road safety ‘still important for West Yorkshire Police despite lack of specialist officers’

West Yorkshire Police has defended the way it tackles criminality on the county’s road network after figures showed a dramatic fall in the number of specialist roads officers it employs.

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Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

A petition has revealed which areas of Yorkshire are most opposed to Donald Trump visiting the UK.

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‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

The solicitor behind a petition protesting at plans to welcome American president Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain says the surge of support for the campaign is “absolutely crazy”.

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Dominic Peacock

Councillor who made Jo Cox comments: ‘If people don’t like it they can get stuffed’

A COUNCILLOR who posted offensive remarks about murdered MP Jo Cox says he has no intention of resigning whatsover - and people who have been complaining should stop “bumping their self-rightous gums.”

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Protests have been staged around the world

Women take to Yorkshire streets and march in worldwide protest against President Trump

Hundreds of women protesting against Donald Trump have marched in Yorkshire and across the country today (Saturday) on the first day of his US presidency.

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Could Yorkshire elect its own mayor in 2018? Voters in London last year chose Sadiq Khan to be the city's third elected mayor.

Could Yorkshire voters be choosing a mayor in 2018?

Voters could be asked to choose a Yorkshire mayor in elections next year under a devolution plan.

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18 October 2016 .......       Labour candidate Tracy Brabin on the campaign trail  in Heckmondwike. Picture Tony Johnson

TRACY BRABIN MP COLUMN: Batley and Spen deserves a better train service

I sincerely hope everyone in Batley and Spen had a wonderful and restful Christmas.

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Sandra Major.

Staff of late MP recognised as ‘unsung heroes’

A senior figure in the Labour Party has paid tribute to the dedicated constituency staff of the late MP Jo Cox after they carried on her work in the wake of her murder.

The late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox

More in common as Mick Jagger and bookies waive profits and Jo Cox single heads to No1

Sir Mick Jagger and bookmakers William Hill have declared the Jo Cox charity single, which is said to be on course to be the Christmas number one record, a no-profit zone.

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MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers

MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers

MPs are set for a 1.4% pay rise - well above the 1% cap imposed on public sector workers.

The Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin told her story to the House of Commons.

MP tells how man attacked and attempted to rape her

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin recounted how a man attempted to rape her when she was at university and that she slept with a knife afterwards.

A new railway station serving Leeds Bradford Airport is among the proposals outlined today by Leeds city council. Pic: Tony Johnson

New stations at airport and White Rose in Leeds’ £270m transport shake-up

Landmark plans to build a new station serving Leeds Bradford Airport have been revealed as part of a £270m transport investment by city leaders.

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Tracy Brabin: The Batley and Spen MP will open up the new activist centre on Saturday.

Old Labour HQ to re-open as learning centre

The former Labour party headquarters in Cleckheaton town centre is being transformed into a new centre offering a range of courses for adults.

HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

A prominent Yorkshire businessman has claimed that new technologies will render the need for high-speed rail projects obsolete by the time they are completed.

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Paula Sherriff speaks in Huddersfield St. Peters Parish Church, for a service held in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s murder changed our democracy forever, says Yorkshire MP

A Yorkshire MP in the neighbouring constituency to Jo Cox’s has told how the murder of her friend has permanently altered the face of Britain’s Parliamentary democracy.

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Jo Cox, who became an MP in May 2015.

Jo Cox verdict: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says MP murder was “attack on democracy”

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn described Jo Cox as an “ambassador of kindness and compassion” following news that Thomas Mair has been found guilty of her murder.

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