MP by election gets underway

Voters are taking to the polls today to elect a new MP to represent the Batley and Spen constituency.

Tracy Brabin on the campaign trail at the Salvation Army Community Centre in Heckmondwike. Picture Tony Johnson

A ‘bit of a blur’ as Tracy Brabin seeks to contest Batley and Spen seat

Almost a month has passed since the former soap star Tracy Brabin was chosen to contend the Batley and Spen seat once held by her friend Jo Cox.

Paula Sherriff.

MP says Virgin Care has launched smear campaign against her

Virgin Care has launched a smear campaign against an MP who shamed the company for artificially increasing its income from the NHS, it has been claimed.

Corbyn defends Russia comments during Batley visit

Corbyn defends Russia comments during Batley visit

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted there is “no equivocation” over his attitude to Russia’s actions in Syria after criticism from the husband of former Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox.

MP Paula Sherriff.

Man who scared Paula Sherriff’s staff given jail warning

A man who frightened staff in an MP’s constituency office three months before the death of her colleague Jo Cox has been warned he will be jailed if he ever repeats his aggressive behaviour.

Tracy Brabin is Labours candidate for Batley and Spen.

Labour seeks unity against extremists

Labour candidate Tracy Brabin is hoping Conservative and Liberal Democrat supporters back her in the Batley and Spen by-election to show unity against extreme groups.

Red House Museum in Gomersal.

Decision looms over museum closures

Red House and Dewsbury museums could close as early as November if senior councillors approve cost-cutting changes to museum and gallery services across the district.

Tracy Brabin is Labour's candidate to succeed Jo Cox as MP for Batley and Spen

'I hope to do Jo proud' says Labour Batley and Spen candidate Tracy Brabin

LABOUR candidate Tracy Brabin is hoping Conservative and Liberal Democrat supporters back her in the Batley and Spen by-election to show a united front against extreme groups.

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Former soap-actress Tracy Brabin, who has been selected as Labour's candidate for the Batley and Spen by-election prompted by the killing of Jo Cox, during a tribute to Jo Cox at the Labour Conference at  the ACC Liverpool.  PIC: PA

Labour pays tribute to MP Jo Cox

RACHEL REEVES described Jo Cox as a “wonderful courageous woman” as she led tributes to the tragic MP at the Labour Party conference.

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Jo Cox.

Labour launches women’s mentoring scheme in memory of Jo Cox

A mentoring scheme to help hundreds of women into leadership roles has been launched by the Labour Party in memory of Jo Cox.

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Tracy Brabin in Batley

Tracy Brabin is selected to fight for Batley & Spen seat

FORMER CORONATION Street actress Tracy Brabin has been chosen by the Labour Party to replace Jo Cox.

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Tracy Brabin.

Former Coronation street actress shortlisted to replace Jo Cox

Former Coronation Street actress Tracy Brabin has been confirmed as one of two possible candidates Labour will field in the Batley and Spen by-election.

Nick Clegg to talk about his new book Between the Extremes

WIN: Nick Clegg tickets for Sheffield's Off The Shelf this Friday

Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, is a guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival on Friday and we have TEN tickets to be won.

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The Haltemprice and Howden constituency represented by Brexit Secretary David Davies is among those to disappear

Four fewer MPs for Yorkshire: The new constituencies in full

YORKSHIRE IS set to lose four MPs as part of a major shake-up of the way the region is represented at Westminster.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Nick Clegg among big names at Sheffield's Off The Shelf 2016 book festival

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to reveal all about his role at the heart of the former coalition Government as a headline guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival.
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Date:3rd September 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
'Hope Not Hate', MoreInCommon fun day held at Victoria Gardens, Leeds, in memory of murdered MP, Jo Cox. Pictured (left to right) Helen Ketcher, (volunteer), Alex Sobel, Moortown Councillor, and Sharon Panepinto, (volunteer).

Leeds hosts More In Common celebration in Jo Cox’s memory

A celebration that aimed to bring communities together took place in Leeds city centre today in memory of late MP Jo Cox.

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Government urged to prioritise North’s HS3 ahead of HS2 scheme

Construction of the HS3 rail line between northern cities should take priority over the controversial HS2 high-speed link from London to the Midlands, as part of a North First strategy for transport spending, a thinktank has said.

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a �23m investment into policing projects. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire.

West Yorkshire Police awarded £700k for digital crime scene project

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has today awarded £700,000 to West Yorkshire Police as the government seeks to transform the way forces work.

The funeral cortege passes through Heckmondwike. Picture Tony Johnson

Jo Cox: Moving scenes as crowds pay their respects to MP

A WAVE of spontaneous applause rippled down the street as hundreds united in paying their respects to Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox this morning.

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