Your new Mayor

Find out more about the new Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin.

Tracy Brabin was elected the first Mayor of West Yorkshire on 9 May 2021. Tracy was previously elected as the Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen in 2016, representing her hometown and the area where many of her family still live.

Prior to being elected to Parliament, Tracy worked in the entertainment industry for three decades, appearing in popular television drama including Coronation Street and Emmerdale as well as writing for both Hollyoaks and Shameless. She was also an active political campaigner.

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