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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.

Recalling the days when Leeds United looked like Huddersfield Town

The neighbours both wore blue and white stripes in the twenties

Lindley's Clr Cahal Burke chosen as Lib Dem candidate for Colne Valley in general election

And he's set out his priorities and made a vow over councillor role too

Scrap Kirklees Cabinet positions - opposition group urges to save 40% funding

Huddersfield Town Hall
Liberal Democrats have proposed a new slimmed-down committee system to run the council

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

Rod Sutcliffe lives in the constituency he wants to represent

Arctic blast to send temperatures plummeting in Huddersfield

All schools open and all but minor and highest roads clear but biting cold to last for a week

Scrap Kirklees Cabinet positions - opposition group urges to save 40% funding

Huddersfield Town Hall
Liberal Democrats have proposed a new slimmed-down committee system to run the council

Huddersfield care agency failed to investigate potential abuse of OAPs

Health watchdog warns Unique Care Providers it must improve

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

Residents demand CCTV and better lighting for smelly, antisocial behaviour hotspot

Ripponden Parish could become a new Neighbourhood Area which would give it far more control over planning issues

Calderdale Council logo
Idea set to get go-ahead at Calderdale Cabinet's meeting on February 2

Multi-million pound project to revamp the Piece Hall in Halifax gets a £250,000 boost

Project on target to finish in Spring 2016
Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

MP warns both Huddersfield and Halifax A&Es could close

Barry Sheerman attacks health groups amid watchdog warning for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

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

Bary Sheerman visits new-look McDonald's in Huddersfield

MP Barry Sheerman was told about the revamoed McDonald's restaurant in Huddersfield by franchisee Pritpal Singh

Turbo Precision Components ordered to take down 'illegal' banner advertising new jobs

Firm slams Kirklees Council for failing to support growing businesses

Shock as Kirklees Council withdraws from public inquiry over plans which threaten historic Butterley Spillway

Butterley Reservoir Spillway, Marsden.
MP Jason McCartney says decision is "very disappointing"

Tour de Yorkshire will bring cycle fans flocking to Huddersfield

Delight at news that race will pass through Colne, Holme and Dearne valleys

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

Come clean over A&E: MP tells House of Commons not to "take people for fools" over cuts

A & E department at Calderdale Royal Hospital
Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Halifax Labour MP Linda Riordan also accused the Government and health chiefs of failing to consult local people

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