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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.

Castle & Minster Credit Union, Byram Arcade, Huddersfield.

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman demands inquiry into failed credit union

Lessons must be learned urges MP

Developer tells Kirklees councillors to reject his Golcar plan rather than make him re-think it - so they did

Access from a private driveway on Ashford Park was a stumbling block for planning committee

Daughter chosen to replace her Cabinet member father as Labour candidate for Kirklees seat

Marielle O'Neill and Peter O'Neill
Clr Peter O'Neill is stepping down and his daughter Marielle has been selected to contest the seat

Kirklees Council's taxi licensing chairman quits to become taxi driver

Clr Mumtaz Hussain resigned as chairman of the Licensing and Safety Committee
Clr Mumtaz Hussain stepped down as chairman of the Licensing and Safety Committee and associated committees
Castle & Minster Credit Union, Byram Arcade, Huddersfield.

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman demands inquiry into failed credit union

Lessons must be learned urges MP

Dalton housing plan backed despite resident's 'mini- Manhattan' fears

Up to 26 houses could be built on the land around Holme Avenue

Businessman's anger after plans for former Marsh public toilets rejected... again

The proposed new design for the former municipal loos next to the Croppers Arms
Greenhead councillor Mehboob Khan backs plans
Calderdale Council logo

Calderdale households get council tax freeze - but major changes are to come

Consultation this summer into re-shaping Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council calls for road repairs less than a year after Tour de France resurfacing

Plea for new look at repaired roads

Residents say Ludenscheid Link subway is Brighouse's worst grot spot

Residents demand CCTV and better lighting for smelly, antisocial behaviour hotspot
Castle & Minster Credit Union, Byram Arcade, Huddersfield.

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman demands inquiry into failed credit union

Lessons must be learned urges MP

MP Barry Sheerman in talks to boost Huddersfield town centre regeneration

Social enterprise plan for free town bus can work throughout town centre, MP Barry Sheerman says

Grieving family of tragic teenager Jane Khalaf thanks community for support and help in getting justice in the wake of her death

Jane Khalaf's family: brother Kevin, mum Rojin, dad Khalil and sister Naze.
Still no confirmation from Germany over cause of her death
Illustration issued by BAE Systems of an exterior shot of the latest design for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship

David Brown lands Royal Navy warships contract, securing jobs for decades

David Brown will build the propulsion units for BAE Systems' new Type 26 global combat ship

Devolution conference at Huddersfield University hailed a success

'Decentralisation and the future of Yorkshire' event attracted leading academics, politicians and business people

Pictures: Frustration over decaying and neglected Marsden mills

An MP and a councillor are pushing for renovation work at New and Bank Bottom Mills which have lain empty since the early 2000s
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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

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Crime correspondent
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Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Val Javin
Features Editor
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent