Published: Sat, February 08, 2020
Culture | By Margie Dunn

MP Tracy Brabin auctions off-the-shoulder dress for charity

MP Tracy Brabin auctions off-the-shoulder dress for charity

Tracy Brabin has appeared on shows including The Ghost Hunter.

Her response has since gone viral, liked by more than 4,000 people on the social media platform. You are a public servant, not an actress on a lookout for some rogering.

She also responded to the tweet and wrote, "Hello".

A British politician has hit back at criticism of her choice of outfit following complaints that it was not "appropriate attire" for the House of Commons. "Drunk, Just been b***** over a wheelie bin".

She said it was her responsibility to "call it out", adding: "Women around the world. are being demeaned every day because of what they wear".

On Tuesday, a Twitter user shared a photograph of her in the dress that sparked a string of sexist comments.

Hello. Sorry I don't have time to reply to all of you commenting on this but I can confirm I'm not.

She is now the MP for Batley and Spen and has held the seat since 2016, following a by-election after the murder of Jo Cox.

"Who knew people could get so emotional over a shoulder", Brabin tweeted.

"They are idiots and they are rude but I am not going to lose much sleep over them".

Brabin has also spoken out against sexism in politics before, accusing some activists from her own party of trying to run deselection campaigns targeting female MPs that displayed an "element of misogyny", shortly before the most recent general election.

The MP for Batley and Spen in the north of England had been raising her concerns over the exclusion of certain journalists from a government press conference when her right shoulder became visible.

She was appointed as Shadow Culture Secretary by Jeremy Corbyn last month, succeeding Deputy Labour Leader Tom Watson.

She was one of two women who threw their hat in the ring to replace Mrs Cox after she was shot and stabbed on the way to a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on June 16 that year.

Mair was sentenced to life imprisonment with a whole life order over the brutal murder.

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