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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.

Robert Sutcliffe: Why this General Election is gearing up to be dullest ever

Too many parties fighting for our attention and not enough "clear blue water" to divide Conservatives and Labour

Huddersfield and Colne Valley buck national jobless decline

The number of people claiming jobseekers's allowance rose in Huddersfield and Colne Valley during March

Birkby film composer Benson Taylor honoured with fellowship into Royal Academy of Arts for selfless volunteer work

He joins fellows such as Stephen Hawking to promote positive social change

Syngenta workers vote to strike over pension changes

Syngenta site in Huddersfield
Unite members at Syngenta in Huddersfield have voted 86% in favour of strike action and plan a 24-hour stoppage on May 7

Does it matter if your election candidates don't live in the ward they want to be elected to?

Examiner analysis of candidates home addresses outlined here - but do you want local-only political representation?

Spend some time learning about Huddersfield's architecture and history on World Heritage Day

Plenty of heritage to delve into on our doorstep

Plan for 53 Holme Valley homes agreed with more to be decided upon

Brockholes housing plans raise concerns with members of the Kirklees planning committee

Plans for new 'Asda' supermarket in Mirfield have been withdrawn

Leeds-based supermarket giant admits for the first time they have "looked at the site"

Stunning landscape artwork Swoop unveiled on Elland hillside to mark Tour de Yorkshire

Artist Jane Revitt commissioned to create installation as part of Tour de France legacy

Master plan for imaginative new outdoor park for Calderdale gets the go ahead

Work planned for Cromwell Bottom nature reserve

List of candidates standing in Calderdale's Lower Valley local election

Brighouse, Elland, Rastrick, Hipperholme & Lightcliffe and Greetland & Stainland ward candidates

Does it matter if your election candidates don't live in the ward they want to be elected to?

Examiner analysis of candidates home addresses outlined here - but do you want local-only political representation?

Jane Khalaf Fund launched to raise awareness of drink spiking at birthday memorial event at Huddersfield Town Hall

Jane Khalaf's family: brother Kevin, mum Rojin, dad Khalil and sister Naze.
The concert hall was full to capacity when friends and family gathered to commemorate what would have been Shelley teen Jane's 20th birthday

LOOK: Hundreds of bikers arrive in Huddersfield for Easter charity fundraiser

Squires Annual East Egg run ended at Yorkhire Children's Centre - Brian Jackson House in Huddersfield

'Holme Valley' on agenda as councillors set to rule on four housing bids for valley beauty spots

Plus plans for two key Lindley sites and Huddersfield University's flagship new-build will be decided by Kirklees councillors

Greenfield campaigners meet up in St George's Square as part of Community Voice on Planning national day of action

Protestors from across Kirklees call for 'brownfield first'

Local general election 2015 candidates confirmed: see the full list for our area here

Candidates for Huddersfield, Colne Valley, Dewsbury, Batley and Spen
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General election 2015: Calderdale candidates confirmed: see the full list of the Halifax and Calder Valley constituencies

Seven candidates going head-to-head in each ward

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

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


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