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15 - 30 June 2018

Tracy Brabin to join Chris Mason on Thursday 21 June

We are delighted to announce that Tracy Brabin MP will be joining BBC political correspondent Chris Mason at Grassington Festival on Thursday 21 June for a fascinating and enlightening evening not to be missed.

Tracy was born in Batley, West Yorkshire, in May 1961. She went to Heckmondwike Grammar School and later studied drama at Loughborough University. In 2001, she was awarded an MA in screenwriting from the London College of Communication and the University of the Arts London in 2001.

Tracy was voted in as the Labour MP for Batley and Spen, in a by-election following the murder of Jo Cox and was re-elected at the 2017 general election. She is a long-standing Labour party member, campaigner and trade unionist. She was a member of the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee from December 2016 to May 2017 and was then promoted to Labour’s front bench, serving as the Shadow Early Years Minster.

Her acting and screenwriting career spans 30 years. Her breakthrough acting role was in ITV comedy A Bit of A Do, in which she played a clumsy waitress. Her long list of acting credits include Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale. She has also written for programmes including Heartbeat, Family Affairs, Crossroads, Tracy Beaker and Hollyoaks, where she worked for two years.

Tracy has also written material for Shameless and Seacht, which was nominated for best Youth Programme Irish Film and Television Awards 2011. She was also involved in romantic comedy Father August, and wrote an episode of BBC soap Doctors.

She will join Chris Mason in conversation during the second half of the evening.*

This is definitely a fascinating evening not to be missed! For more information, please click here.

(* In the event of a parliamentary recall, Tracy will not be able to attend).

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