Tracy Brabin

MP Tracy Brabin's off-the-shoulder dress sells for £20k

Labour MP Tracy Brabin raised £20,000 for charity after auctioning an off-the-shoulder dress which caused controversy in the Commons.

Tracy Brabin MP
BBC

She faced criticism from "keyboard warriors" after her dress slipped down her shoulder as she leaned on the despatch box due to a broken ankle.

The Batley and Spen MP put the black Asos dress up for sale on eBay with proceeds going to Girlguiding.

Ms Brabin said young girls' "lives will be changed because of this money".

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All-female Yorkshire MP Parliament portrait takeover

How about this for real girl power?

Three Yorkshire MPs have been included in an exhibition of female politicians captured by female photographers.

Yvette Cooper, Sarah Champion, Tracy Brabin
Rachel Louise Brown/Hannah Starkey/Lottie Davies

The exhibition 209 Women is on show at Portcullis House at the Houses of Parliament.

"I wanted to give the photographers the total freedom of expression," says Hilary Wood, founder of 209 Women and one of the curators of the show.

Hannah Starkey photographed Yvette Cooper, Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, at a restaurant not far from where she lives.

Before the shoot, she wanted to get to know Cooper and shadowed her at work in her constituency for a day.

"It really opened my eyes to what MPs have to do, from the very small grass roots to the big issues," she says.

Two other Yorkshire MPs, Sarah Champion Labour MP for Rotherham and Tracy Brabin, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, are also featured in the exhibition.

Tickets are free and available for booking on Parliament's website.