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Tracy Brabin

Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen

Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

(since April 2020)

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Significant Batley and Spen Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
167,506
Petition Closed

Violet-Grace’s Law - Life sentences for Death by Dangerous Driving

Gov Responded - 25 Feb 2019 Debated on - 8 Jul 2019 View Tracy Brabin's petition debate contributions
15 Aug 2019
closed 1 year, 5 months ago

The men who killed our daughter drove a stolen a car at 83 mph in a 30 mph zone. They killed our 4-year-old daughter Violet-Grace and severely injured her nan, who has life-changing injuries. They will serve less time in prison than Violet was alive. I don’t want other families to suffer like this.

113,284
Petition Closed

Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use

Gov Responded - 27 Oct 2017 Debated on - 29 Jan 2018 View Tracy Brabin's petition debate contributions
6 Apr 2018
closed 2 years, 9 months ago

Fireworks cause alarm, distress and anxiety to many people and animals. We call on the Secretary of State to make appropriate provision to secure that the risk of public use is the MINIMUM that is compatible with fireworks being used, as stated in Fireworks Act 2003 sect 2.


Most recent EDMs signed by Tracy Brabin

Date Tabled Title Signatures
13 Jul 2020
Tracy Brabin signed this EDM on Tuesday 14th July 2020

Support of football fans for communities during the covid-19 outbreak

Tabled by: Ian Byrne (Labour - Liverpool, West Derby)
That this House pays tribute to the invaluable role played by football fans in supporting communities, frontline workers and protecting the most vulnerable people in the covid-19 crisis; notes that more than 100 tonnes of food have been donated to local foodbanks since the start of lockdown by Fan Supporting …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Scottish National Party: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
4 Jun 2020
Tracy Brabin signed this EDM on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Legal Aid and Advice

Tabled by: David Lammy (Labour - Tottenham)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 515), dated 15 May 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 May 2020, be annulled.
134 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 113
Liberal Democrat: 8
Scottish National Party: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

3 Urgent Questions tabled by Tracy Brabin

Date Forum Title
6 Feb 2020 Commons Chamber BBC Licence Fee
4 Feb 2020 Commons Chamber Lobby and Media Briefings: Journalists' Access
6 Sep 2017 Commons Chamber Free Childcare Entitlement

Tracy Brabin has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

2 Bills introduced by Tracy Brabin


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to prohibit smoking on National Health Service premises; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 29th January 2019
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The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision about shared parental leave and pay for workers, including those that are self-employed; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

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