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Tracy Brabin to auction off 'shouldergate' dress | Politics

Tracy Brabin has announced that she is auctioning the off-the-shoulder dress that drew criticism after she wore it in the Commons. The Labour MP was forced to defend her attire after the dress slipped off her shoulder when she leaned on the despatch box due to a broken ankle on Tuesday.

Brabin has since decided to sell the dress for charity on eBay, claiming it had sold out on ASOS, the fashion website, as a result of the coverage.

“Black dress worn by Tracy Brabin MP in ‘shouldergate’ as widely covered across the media,” the listing read. “This is an ASOS dress which has been flying off the shelves as a result of the coverage – and is now sold out!”

“All money raised will go to Girlguiding UK to support their work helping girls build confidence and self-esteem, in the hope that they grow up to be leaders,” the listing continued.

Brabin responded to criticism of her attire on social media earlier in the week:

Tracy Brabin MP 🌹

Hello. Sorry I don’t have time to reply to all of you commenting on this but I can confirm I’m not….
A slag
A tart
About to breastfeed
A slapper
Just been banged over a wheelie bin.

Who knew people could get so emotional over a shoulder… 🙄 https://t.co/sTWWiEY2TF

February 4, 2020

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