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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 18,908 signatures to 675 currently open petitions. That's round about average.

Top petitions in Batley and Spen

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    1,367 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  2. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,338 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

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

  4. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    829 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

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

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

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

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

  9. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    484 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

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

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

  12. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    355 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  13. 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

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

  15. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    262 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  16. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    256 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  17. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    251 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  18. Allow corporate worship and congregational singing at places of worship
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    243 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  19. Sharia Compliant Student Loans for Muslim Students going to further education
    Opened on Thursday 9th July 2020
    237 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
    235 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    1,367 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

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

  3. Allow corporate worship and congregational singing at places of worship
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    243 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

  4. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,338 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

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

  6. 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

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

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

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

  10. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    829 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

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

  12. 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

  13. Ban cows with calves from being kept in fields with public access
    Opened on Wednesday 13th January 2021
    31 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

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

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

  16. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    484 signatures so far in Batley and Spen

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

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

  19. 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

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

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