A lunchtime conversation with Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire

Since becoming Mayor two and-a-half years ago, Tracy Brabin has had her sights set on creating a better-connected West Yorkshire. She has become a leading voice on transport in the North, committed to delivering an affordable, accessible and integrated public transport network across West Yorkshire, and recently launched a major public consultation on franchising local bus services in the region.

Her work on transport has included introducing a regional £2 fare cap for bus journeys (ahead of the national scheme), bringing an e-bike hire scheme to Leeds, and launching the ‘Walk it Ride it’ campaign on sustainable travel choices. Under her leadership, West Yorkshire has also produced an ambitious long-term vision for its Mass Transit scheme.

Join the Mayor for a special lunchtime conversation where she’ll discuss her role in developing better transport networks across the region.

Juergen Maier, Vice-Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, will be interviewing the Mayor.


About Tracy Brabin

Tracy Brabin was elected the first Mayor of West Yorkshire in 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. In opposition, she was Shadow Secretary of State (and Shadow Minister) for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and a Shadow Minister for Education.

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.


The event is free but you do need to register to attend (see blue 'register' link above)

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