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Labour Party holds Wakefield West seat after council by-election

Labour have held the Wakefield West council seat after a by-election was held.

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MP Jon Trickett.

MP’s bid to halt boundary change

MP Jon Trickett has launched a petition to try and halt plans that would carve up his constituency and move it into Barnsley.

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Budget 2017: Hammond and May put on united front on visit to Leeds College of Building

Chancellor Philip Hammond today threw down the gauntlet to Yorkshire’s cities to show him plans for high value transport schemes after his Budget was criticised in the region for focusing on areas with metro mayors.

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Chris Grayling boards a train in York on his way to Horsforth. Picture: Gary Longbottom

‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

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Mary Creagh has her say on #MeToo, mental health cuts and Universal Credit

Mary Creagh has her say on #MeToo, mental health cuts and Universal Credit

When the #MeToo campaign began, some people were surprised by the number of women who had faced sexual assault in the past.

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The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

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West Yorkshire Police is set to use up most of its reserves by 2022.

West Yorkshire Police will have used up most of its reserves by 2022

West Yorkshire Police’s reserves will be mostly used up within five years because of the funding crisis facing the force, the county’s police and crime commissioner has warned MPs.

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Keep us involved on trans-Pennine rail plans, council leaders urge Grayling

Keep us involved on trans-Pennine rail plans, council leaders urge Grayling

West Yorkshire's council leaders have urged Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to keep them involved in decisions about the planned upgrade of the trans-Pennine rail route.

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Mary Creagh

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh speaks of sexual assaults as part of #MeToo movement

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has revealed she was sexually assaulted in her childhood.

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Council leaders backed the One Yorkshire proposal earlier this year.

We want meeting with Minister over One Yorkshire deal, say Yorkshire council leaders

Council bosses in Yorkshire tonight increased pressure on Communities Secretary Sajid Javid to attend face-to-face talks to bring an end to the long-running devolution deadlock.

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Wakefield City Academy

JON TRICKETT: Vital to have accountability after Wakefield school trust demise

It has been more than a month and a half since the news broke that Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) was to pull out of running 21 schools, only days into the new academic term.

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The Wakefield district's current MPs.

Boundary change proposals revealed: how is your electoral constituency affected?

The latest plans to change constituency boundaries and cut the number of MPs in parliament have been revealed.
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By-election called after Wakefield councillor and LGBT champion resigns

By-election called after Wakefield councillor and LGBT champion resigns

A by-election has been called after the resignation of a Wakefield Council councillor.
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The Archbishop of York

Sentamu asked to help end Yorkshire devolution deadlock

THE ARCHBISHOP of York has been asked to intervene to help end the deadlock over efforts to give Yorkshire more control over its own affairs.

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resigned: Coun Clive Hudson stood down in September.

Voters poised to head to the polls for by-election in vacant city ward

A by-election for Stanley and Outwood East, prompted by the resignation of a long-standing councillor, takes place next week.

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Tonight: Brexit TV debate live from the Hepworth

Tonight: Brexit TV debate live from the Hepworth

A live television debate about Brexit will be screened from the city’s Hepworth gallery tonight.

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19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mark Burns-Williamson: We all have part to play in tackling modern slavery

WITHIN the last few days, modern slavery and the trauma suffered by victims has quite rightly made headlines.

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Six thousand civil service jobs to be relocated to Leeds

Six thousand civil service jobs to be relocated to Leeds

A total of 6,000 civil servants are to be relocated to a new Government Hub in Leeds in what is the biggest ever commercial property letting deal in the city’s history.

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Councils back ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution plan

Councils back ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution plan

Council leaders are calling for urgent talks with the government on an elected mayor and Yorkshire devolution.

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Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today.

A-levels 2017: One in four expected to achieve top A-level grades

Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

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