Tracy Brabin MP on taking over Jo Cox’s seat, the far-right threat and funding the arts
Tracy Brabin has had an unlikely route into politics. A successful actor for decades, she won Batley and Spen's by-election following the murder of Jo Cox by a far-right extremist. She talks to Krishnan about her transition into the political world, how potent a threat she thinks the far-right poses and why she thinks funding the arts can bring opportunity to former industrial towns like hers. This episode was recorded prior to the European election results.
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Recorded: 30 April 2019.
Producer: Sarah Gough