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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.

New Mill planning application war heats up as villagers report Holme Valley Land Charity to council watchdog

Meanwhile Land Charity member reports Kirklees Council for delay on Sude Hill application

Huddersfield MP insists rethink of HS2 must follow trans-Pennine electrification delays

Anger grows over decision to shelve the improvements

Examiner calls for Government to restore plans for TransPennine rail electrification

We launch a campaign to get the improvements back on track and urge you to sign our petition and let us know what you think

Pictures: Sainsbury's Holmfirth opens with mayoral fanfare

Convenience store to create 25 new jobs

New Mill planning application war heats up as villagers report Holme Valley Land Charity to council watchdog

Meanwhile Land Charity member reports Kirklees Council for delay on Sude Hill application

Kirklees Council facing £9m debt write-off

Unpaid council tax, business rates and housing and rental payments topped £8.9m
But authority says while it may be 'written-off' for accounting purposes - Kirklees can still chase money its owed

Kirklees Council chief's pay now tops £150k

Kirklees Council Chief Executive Adrian Lythgo
A management review is underway to cut £489,000 from Kirklees senior management pay in the next three years

Calderdale social worker Max Kniveton rapped for reading novel during child protection court hearing

Council employee put one year supervision order

Planning inspector told the demolition of the Casa extension would be disastrous

Casa Hotel and Restaurant, Elland Road, Brighouse.
Opening day of public inquiry hears company behind the venue argue that 'very-special circumstances' justify the development

Lib Dems refuse to back new minority Labour administration for Calderdale Council

Calderdale council leader, Clr Tim Swift in Halifax Town Hall
Lib Dem leader Janet Battye refuses to back Labour

Huddersfield hospital A&E shake-up plans to be revealed this year

Health officials tell Kirklees councillors the proposals for accident and emergency departments should be public by the autumn

Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital trust reported to have lost battle for £238m Kirklees care contract

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital
NHS officials tight lipped on media report

Huddersfield and Calderdale hospitals set to slide £20m into the red

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.
Hospital bosses apply for £14.9m government cash bail out

New Mill planning application war heats up as villagers report Holme Valley Land Charity to council watchdog

Meanwhile Land Charity member reports Kirklees Council for delay on Sude Hill application

Huddersfield MP insists rethink of HS2 must follow trans-Pennine electrification delays

Anger grows over decision to shelve the improvements

Pictures: Sainsbury's Holmfirth opens with mayoral fanfare

Convenience store to create 25 new jobs

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