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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.

Andrew Marchington has been telling people they're not likely to be victims of crime

Councillors reassure Golcar residents that village is a "lovely place to live" despite latest stabbing incident

Andrew Marchington and Hilary Richards speak out after murder and stabbing in just seven days

Denis Kilcommons: Huddersfield – such a great place to live

I had to laugh when I saw the results of a survey that ranked Huddersfield as one of the worst places to live in Britain.

Town centre CRISIS: Business leaders call for drastic action to fill more than 30 vacant units in Huddersfield

More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre
They want to see cheaper business rates, leases and parking along with more pop up shops and art

Greenhead Park gang attack spark extra police patrols call

Police are investigating after the incident in Greenhead Park
A woman was in the park with four young children when she was surrounded by a group of 12-15 teenagers who verbally abused and spat at her

£10 a vote: Is the latest Mirfield Town Council by-election the biggest waste of money yet?

Mirfield residents could have to fork out up around £10k
Political row erupts over 'unnecessary' election that could end up costing more than £10,000 - and had just over 1000 votes
£20,000 needed for Huddersfield Christmas Market

Huddersfield can have a Christmas Market... but £20,000 needed to make it happen

Group set up after Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival hope to crowd fund costs and secure sponsorship for Yorkshire-themed market — can you help?

Lorry ban welcomed in Armitage Bridge

Councillor thanks officers for help in implementing lorry ban

Shepley charity Growing Works blossoms after Kirklees funding boost

Growing Works: Pictured is James Taylor, 9, from Huddersfield, Lucas Town,8, from Huddersfield, Millie Ebanks, 10, from Dewsbury, Mia Ebanks, 8, from Dewsbury, Marcus Ebanks, 3, from Dewsbury
Health bodies and council aim to support community projects

Business Profile: Martin Haigh, of Lattitude7

There's never a dull moment for Lattitude 7 founder Martin Haigh

Cummins Turbo Technologies want to build new factory at Ainley Top

Cummins hope to build a factory on land currently owned by Edmund Thornhill at Ainley Top
Plan for green belt land at Ainley Top puts forward hopes for a 18,600sq metre factory

Sex abuse victim Karen Gray waives anonymity to lead calls for inquiry into historic abuse in Calderdale children's homes

Up to 50 campaigners stage protest outside Calderdale Council's Social Services HQ
More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre

Town centre CRISIS: Business leaders call for drastic action to fill more than 30 vacant units in Huddersfield

They want to see cheaper business rates, leases and parking along with more pop up shops and art

Kirklees Council set to lose £1.6m from public health budget - and jobs may go

Money cash
Councillors prepare for Government's cash 'clawback' from budget used to tackle smoking, obesity and more

Transport Minister Andrew Jones visit Huddersfield Railway Station on whistle stop tour

MP Barry Sheerman describes it as "cheeky" given recent hiatus over proposed electrification plans
Jeremy Corbyn and Jason McCartney

What do left-wing Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn and Colne Valley Conservative MP Jason McCartney have in common?

They may not be cut from quite the same cloth but the pair do have at least one similarity

Honley historian Alan Brooke denied chance to fight against Islamic State 'due to his age'

Alan Brooke meets Kurdish rebels holding back extremists

Keegan Hirst cheered by fans and praised by celebrities for becoming the first rugby league professional player to say he is gay

6ft 4in prop 'humbled' by reception from fans
Cummins hope to build a factory on land currently owned by Edmund Thornhill at Ainley Top

Cummins Turbo Technologies want to build new factory at Ainley Top

Plan for green belt land at Ainley Top puts forward hopes for a 18,600sq metre factory

General Election 2015: Craig Whittaker holds Calder Valley seat

Tory delight in Calder Valley as seat held

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker criticised for sharing joke comparing Labour to Jimmy Savile

Craig Whittaker, left shared a joke comparing Labour to Jimmy Savile
The Tory MP led a Commons group for foster children but the joke made in the Daily Mail was shared on his account

Derelict Kirkburton petrol station to be turned into shops and flats

Developer Bayswater Ltd hopes to build mini-precinct on land formerly owned by Tesco

See what ousted MPs can claim for after losing their seats

Figures revealed as former Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell begins to close his office

General Election 2015: Paula Sherriff wrests Dewsbury from Tory Simon Reevell

It was the closest contest of the night in Kirklees, with a turnout of 67.5%

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
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent