Labour MP Tracy Brabin hits back at trolls criticising her outfit

Labour MP Tracy Brabin hits back at trolls criticising her outfit

Labour MP Tracy Brabin hits back at trolls criticising her outfit

The MP for Batley & Spen hit back at a Twitter troll on Tuesday after she was criticised for her clothing.

Labour MP Tracy Brabin today slammed critics of her off-the-shoulder dress in the Commons - demanding people "listen to what women say not what we wear".

The shadow culture secretary replied to the tweet: "Sorry I don't have time to reply to all of you commenting on this but I can confirm I'm not".

Ms Brabin, who played Tricia Armstrong in the ITV soap between 1994 and 1997, won her seat in October 2016, following a by-election after the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

Her retort received widespread support, with almost 80,000 people liking her tweet. A sl*g Hungover A t*rt About to breastfeed A sl*pper Drunk Just been b*nged over a wheelie bin. "It also brings into question the integrity of future government media briefings and the conduct of their special advisers, and it damages a free and vibrant press, which is central to this parliamentary democracy".

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"I think it was really important that I could call it out because there are women across the country and world in work who have to put up with this sort of judgement every day of the week", she said. Brabin further explained the news website how her off-shoulder dress had slightly slipped as she leant forward to speak.

The post went viral, attracting thousands of likes, retweets and comments, with fellow social media users quick to criticise the dress.

Brabin was unfazed by the backlash, admitting that it's just another facet of the everyday sexism women face.

"Why is that? It's a way to silence us", she told BBC Radio Leeds.

When Mee noted how male politicians including Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Dominic Cummings often faced criticism for their appearances, Ms Brabin said this was about "more than looking scruffy".

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