Colne Valley folk are leading the fight to save Huddersfield’s A&E.

A petition lodged with the Government has now raised almost 37,000 signatures.

Exclusive analysis by the Examiner shows that 12,891 of these people live in Colne Valley – one third of those who have signed.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary is on the border with the Huddersfield constituency but is technically in the Colne Valley electoral boundary.

Both Colne Valley and Huddersfield MPs, Jason McCartney and Barry Sheerman, are firmly against the planned closure.

Currently 8,414 signatories live in the constituency of Huddersfield itself.

READ MORE: Sign the government petition to save Huddersfield Royal Infimary A&E here

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Understandably the petition is dominated by support from West Yorkshire.

The other constituencies where more than 1,000 people have put their names to the appeal are Dewsbury and Calder Valley.

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The most sympathetic area outside Yorkshire to the petition is Oldham East and Saddleworth – just over the border between West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

People have apparently signed the petition from as far away as Malaysia, Laos and Luxembourg, according to the data.

If the petition reaches 100,000 signatures, it has to be considered for a debate.

Previous petitions Parliament has debated include whether or not to ban Donald Trump from entering Britain, whether to legalise cannabis and airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria.

Constituency Signatures
(as at Jan 26, min. 100)
MP
Colne Valley 12891 Jason McCartney MP
Huddersfield 8414 Mr Barry Sheerman MP
Dewsbury 3079 Paula Sherriff MP
Calder Valley 1359 Craig Whittaker MP
Batley and Spen 589 Jo Cox MP
Halifax 454 Holly Lynch MP
Wakefield 272 Mary Creagh MP
Bradford South 217 Judith Cummins MP
Morley and Outwood 211 Andrea Jenkyns MP
Penistone and Stocksbridge 177 Angela Smith MP
Barnsley Central 175 Dan Jarvis MP
Leeds Central 157 Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Leeds West 152 Rachel Reeves MP
Pudsey 137 Stuart Andrew MP
Leeds North East 122 Fabian Hamilton MP
Shipley 115 Philip Davies MP
Elmet and Rothwell 112 Alec Shelbrooke MP
Hemsworth 112 Jon Trickett MP
Leeds North West 111 Greg Mulholland MP