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Politics

Politics plays a part in every aspect of Huddersfield life. We bring you the latest in-depth news and reaction from councils across the area including Kirklees and Calderdale. We'll also report on the latest from our MPs across the constituencies in our area.

Yorkshire First co-founder Richard Carter to stand in Dewsbury at General Election

Party leader has returned to Yorkshire after six years in Norway

Retailing expert Stephen Wigley highlights problems facing shops in Huddersfield

Kingsgate Centre in Huddersfield.
Big-name shopping centres draw away major firms

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman brands lack of action in Cologne investigation into death of Jane Khalaf 'scandalous'

He made his remarks ahead of a poignant memorial service on what would have been her 20th birthday at Huddersfield Town Hall on Sunday

Skelmanthorpe housing bid on hold as councillors "fed-up" with developers over affordable housing numbers

Google Map view of Commercial Road., Skelmanthorpe
Local ward councillors was one of the applicants of the housing bid

Freedom of Information data says more than 6,000 Kirklees families in council tax debt last year

And more than 3,000 Calderdale households in arrears, according to figures obtained by Children's Society

50 stallholders prepare for alternative market in Huddersfield on Easter Saturday

Markets at St Peters Gardens and Byram Street will also feature drop-in workshops and an easter egg hunt

Richard Mallinson who suffered horrific injuries in Causeway Side snow smash fights back to health

Richard wants to thank emergency services and medical staff

Community planting scheme set to grow across Calderdale

Council offers free land to community garden groups

Calderdale Council vows to complete turnaround of previously 'failing' Children's Services

Calderdale Council logo
Latest Ofsted report rates department as "requires improvement"

Campaigner Holly Walker-Lynch selected as Labour Parliamentary candidate for Halifax in May's General Election

Holly Walker-Lynch, Labour's prospective Parliamentary candidate for Halifax.
Holly aims to replace Labour MP Linda Riordan who steps down due to ill health
Kingsgate Centre in Huddersfield.

Retailing expert Stephen Wigley highlights problems facing shops in Huddersfield

Big-name shopping centres draw away major firms

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman brands lack of action in Cologne investigation into death of Jane Khalaf 'scandalous'

He made his remarks ahead of a poignant memorial service on what would have been her 20th birthday at Huddersfield Town Hall on Sunday

Huddersfield does its bit for Comic Relief 2015

Buns and red nsoes raise charity cash

Defence Secretary hails Huddersfield firm as vital to Britiain's defence line

Michael Fallon toured David Brown Gears after it was awarded a major defence contract

Budget gets broad welcome from business experts in Huddersfield

But MP Barry Sheerman dismisses it as 'window dressing'

Longwood fabrics firm Wooltex UK Ltd creates 56 new jobs

Longwood-based textile firm Wooltex UK Ltd is creating 56 jobs and extending its premises to meet rising demand
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Elland take-away driver's wrongful arrest to be looked at by Home Secretary

David Cameron was questioned over the case by Calder Valley MP

Yorkshire First selects retired GP as general election candidate for Calder Valley

Rod Sutcliffe lives in the constituency he wants to represent

Heckmondwike Grammar School IT teacher Aleksandar Lukic to stand as UKIP candidate in Batley and Spen in general election

The young teacher, who has been teaching at the ethnically diverse school since 2013, is the second teacher to be selected for the party in the area

Rookie Tory politician Beth Prescott, 22, takes on political heavyweight Yvette Cooper at General Election

Dewsbury-born Beth hopes to inspire young people to vote

Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell highlights free taxi trips for disabled people at Mirfield Railway Station

Tory MP vows to tackle disabled access problems at station

Stocksmoor's Sam Bright enlists the political heavyweights for his 'pocket money' website

Former Greenhead College student plans political future

Journalists

Doug Thomson
Huddersfield Town correspondent
Chris Roberts
Huddersfield Giants correspondent
Louise Cooper
Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Val Javin
Features Editor
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent