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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.

Poet Simon Armitage

Huddersfield poet Simon Armitage bids for top role

Poet wants to be Professor of Poetry at Oxford University

Scrutiny system in Kirklees 'reduced to tokenism' as some councillors oppose changes

But vote to axe four scrutiny panels was won, despite opposition

Clr David Sheard returns as Kirklees Council leader after winning vote of fellow councillors

Cabinet roles changed as Kirklees looks to the future

New Mayor of Kirklees Clr Paul Kane sworn in at mayor-making ceremony

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The new mayor, who took over from Clr Ken Smith, will have his partner, Mrs Susan Bedford, as mayoress

Ravensthorpe bed firm Kozee Sleep in administration with 180 jobs at risk

Workers sent home and put on potential redundancy notice as administrators brought in

Free transport for faith schools could end in 2016 as Kirklees unveils its preferred option

Cabinet to make final ruling for pupils attending faith schools

Friends and family rally round to send Sarah Brooke and family on a trip of a lifetime

Time is running out for 41-year-old mum-of-two Sarah who has terminal cancer

Pictures and video: Fun of the seaside as a beach and fair come to Greenhead Park

Twenty tonnes of sand, Punch and Judy and even a bit of uninterrupted sunshine prove a huge hit

Six held after EDL protest in Calderdale

Police praise support of local residents and traders

Parking charges to return to parts of Calderdale after suspension

June 1 will see parking fees and enforcement back in outer Halifax

All taxi drivers in Calderdale to get compulsory child sexual exploitation training

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All taxi drivers and private hire licence holders in Calderdale are to get compulsory training on spotting and reporting signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE)
David Miliband, Barry Sheerman and Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband: Labour picked the wrong brother says Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman

Veteran says the General Election must be a 'day of change' and believes David Miliband would now be Prime Minister

General Election 2015: Barry Sheerman pleased personally but troubled by national picture

Mr Sheerman won with 18,186 votes, well ahead of the Conservative Itrat Ali on 10,841

General election 2015: 5 things we learned from the Huddersfield hustings

Over 50's Forum election hustings at Huddersfield Town Hall - Barry Sheerman (Labour).
Public question time on climate change, school days and stay-at-home mums

Vote: West Yorkshire can have greater powers over transport and health - but needs to agree to an elected mayor first

Chancellor George Osborne sets out vision for Northern Powerhouse - who would you choose for mayor?

Local elections 2015: Familiar faces back on Kirklees Council

Re-elected Kirklees councillors Edgar Holroyd-Doveton (top left), Donna Bellamy, Hilary Richards and Ken Sims
Existing councillors re-elected

Ed Miliband's resignation 'a tragedy' says defeated Colne Valley candidate Jane East

And Tory Jason McCartney says he feels for both Mr Miliband and Nick Clegg

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

David Cameron tours Elland firm to celebrate job creation in Calder Valley

Visit to former Huddersfield firm Decorative Panels for the Prime Minister

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%

General Election 2015: 5 things we learned from the would-be Dewsbury MPs

Five candidates attend a public Q&A at Shelley College

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