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Batley and Spen

Batley and Spen is a constituency in Kirklees, in the Yorkshire and The Humber of England. The seat has been held by Tracy Brabin (Labour) since October 2016.

Current MP

Name: Tracy Brabin

First elected: 2016-10-20

Party: Labour (Co-op)

Tracy Brabin is the Labour (Co-op) MP for Batley and Spen, and has been an MP continuously since 20 October 2016. She currently undertakes the role of Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport).

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The people of Batley and Spen have contributed a total of 13,832 signatures to 548 currently open petitions. That's round about average.

Top petitions in Batley and Spen

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,037 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  2. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    572 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  3. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    495 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  4. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    443 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  5. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    428 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  6. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    391 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  7. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    350 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  8. Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak
    Opened on Thursday 26th March 2020
    313 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  9. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    289 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  10. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    285 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  11. Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.
    Opened on Thursday 30th April 2020
    273 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  12. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    268 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  13. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    256 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  14. Review the decision to use previous data to calculate exam grades
    Opened on Friday 27th March 2020
    247 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  15. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    227 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  16. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    226 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  17. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    219 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  18. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    190 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  19. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    187 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  20. Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020
    Opened on Thursday 28th May 2020
    173 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Permission to enter places of Worship in England U.K.
    Opened on Wednesday 27th May 2020
    137 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  2. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    572 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  3. Negotiate the release and return of British Muslims detained in India
    Opened on Thursday 6th August 2020
    62 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  4. Fund increased research into mitochondrial disease
    Opened on Tuesday 30th June 2020
    51 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  5. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    443 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  6. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,037 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  7. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    495 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  8. Remove Ofqual's moderation of 2020 results based on schools previous performance
    Opened on Friday 14th August 2020
    26 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  9. Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak
    Opened on Thursday 26th March 2020
    313 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  10. Sharia Compliant Student Loans for Muslim Students going to further education
    Opened on Thursday 9th July 2020
    63 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  11. Cut beer duty for at least 12 months, so pubs can survive after the covid virus.
    Opened on Tuesday 14th April 2020
    155 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  12. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    428 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  13. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    350 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  14. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    391 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  15. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    285 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  16. HM Government to outline a plan to Save Future Travel
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    106 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  17. Tougher sentences for hit and run drivers who cause death
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    167 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  18. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    268 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  19. Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.
    Opened on Thursday 30th April 2020
    273 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  20. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    226 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

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