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Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn visited Huddersfield today (Saturday), hours after the announcement of the Government launching airstrikes in Syria.

The Labour leader attended the Yorkshire Children's Centre at Brian Jackson House on New North Parade in Huddersfield town centre, meeting victims of crime as part of a planned visit. This was a visit that had to be called off a few weeks ago due to the snow.

Speaking with journalists, Corbyn gave his stance on this morning's news that airstrikes went ahead in the early hours of this morning, criticising the Prime Minister's decision to go ahead with the strikes without consulting Parliament. He also paid tribute to the BBC Look North's political editor Len Tingle who passed away this week.

Mr Corbyn held a meeting at the Victim Support Hub along with West Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson. The politician also spoke to the Examiner and other journalists on a variety of subjects after the meeting.

After finishing in Huddersfield Corbyn left to join Labour activists on the local election campaign trail in the Calder Valley .

Pictures from Corbyn's visit

Some photographs taken today of the Labour leader here in Huddersfield:

Huge crowds to hear him speak

Off to the Calder Valley

Corbyn has left Huddersfield now and will be spending some time this afternoon on the campaign trail in Calderdale ahead of next month’s local elections.

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Here’s what the Labour leader had to say...

WYP 'down by 2,000 officers'

The politician has pledged funds for more officers in West Yorkshire:

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Cuts 'have left police embarrassed'

Corbyn has said in his visit that some police officers were ‘embarrassed’ at the level of service now offered due to cuts to forces.

Stock pic: Huddersfield Police Station.
An officer outside Huddersfield Police Station.

Corbyn in 'relaxed mood' during chat

Reporter at Brian Jackson Centre

Andrew Robinson has been speaking to the Labour leader:

Leader talks about police figures

Corbyn has been using his visit to the victims of crime support centre today to talk about cuts to the police force in the wake of austerity.

Huddersfield Police Station.
Huddersfield Police Station. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Corbyn's official statement

Here is what the politician had to say about the airstrikes earlier this morning:

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He says he has written her a letter urging her to make public the legal basis for the strikes, and has called the ongoing situation in Syria “ghastly”.