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Paula Sherriff resigns from her aide post in Labour Cabinet

MP remains tightlipped over reasons for decision

Sheridan Smith to star in TV drama over missing Shannon Matthews

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Star to play residents' leader in hunt for Dewsbury girl

How much did our MPs claim in expenses? (Clockwise from top) Jason McCartney, Barry Sheerman, Craig Whittaker, Mike Wood, Simon Reevell

Was he worth it? How much our MPs claimed for the past 12 months

Political row as MPs told to pay back money

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

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman tops the talkative stakes

New table shows Labour veteran spoke in 744 debates in Commons

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%

Election predictions and forecasts - which of our seats will go to the wire and which are safe bets

With the polls showing the main parties neck and neck in the General Election 2015 - Joanne Douglas looks at who's odds on locally and who faces a fight

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

Five candidates attend a public Q&A at Shelley College

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

Candidates for Huddersfield, Colne Valley, Dewsbury, Batley and Spen

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a debate in the House of Commons
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne makes a key note speech at the Science and Industry in Manchester where he said that a new high-speed rail connection and better roads could create an economic "powerhouse" in the north of England to rival the success of London.

Chancellor George Osborne to set out long term economic plan for Yorkshire during visit to West Yorkshire

M62, trains and tourism feature in chancellor's economic plan during regional visit

Huddersfield's Sam Bright enlists the political heavyweights for his 'pocket money' website

Former Greenhead College student plans political future

Houses of Parliament

What did Kirklees' MPs get up to in Parliament during 2014? Find out here

MPs return to Westminster on Monday after their 17-day Christmas break. But how busy were they in the corridors of power in 2014? Local Government Reporter Joanne Douglas investigates

Villagers out in force for remembrance

There was a strong remembrance service turnout at the tiny village of Birdsedge

Mirfield Remembrance parade 2014: Thousands line route of biggest parade outside London

The parade, led by Falklands and Gulf wars veteran David Horrobin, included Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell and Mirfield councillor Martyn Bolt

Kirkburton CE First School celebrates 300 years

Queen Anne was on throne in 1714 when the school opened

Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell with Westminster Dog of the Year winner Cosmo (left) and pal George.

Puppy love! Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell's cute fox terrier Cosmo is Westminster Dog of the Year

Pup and owner Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell top paw-blic vote


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