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TRACY BRABIN COLUMN: ‘I will be by your side, every step of the way’

Thank you for re-electing me as the MP for Batley and Spen.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than 7,000 to 155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.

Yorkshire house prices on the rise - but not as fast as the national average

The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than £7,000 to £155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.
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Labour's Tracy Brabin celebrates her re-election as MP for Batley and Spen. Picture: Andrew Bellis

General Election 2017: Huddersfield count report and results after Labour sweeps the board

There were jubilant scenes in Huddersfield as Labour held on to three seats and claimed a fourth from the Conservatives to turn Kirklees red.
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General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

Yorkshire has voted for its next government - and it has proven to be a most dramatic last 24 hours.

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Sue Flynn's dogs Amy and Dylan outside a polling station in Roundhay, north Leeds

Dogs at polling stations: Our round-up of the best

Every election day, the voters of Britain and their dogs are out in force.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, on his campaign trail in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. (James Hardisty)

Labour support could be on the rise in Yorkshire ahead of election day, according to exclusive survey

Labour's backing in Yorkshire and the Humber may be on the rise to give them a bigger lead over the Conservatives, according to an exclusive nationwide survey of voting intentions.
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110,000 events on anniversary of MP Jo Cox’s murder

THE husband of murdered MP Jo Cox has revealed there are more than 110,00 events aimed at uniting communities planned as the anniversary of her death approaches.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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The consultation for South Tyneside and Sunderland hospital services started today.

Halifax employee’s ‘year of hell’ after she was sacked for being pregnant

A job agency gave an employee “a year of hell” after she was sacked for being PREGNANT, an employment tribunal heard.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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New BBC documentary to explore murder of MP Jo Cox

New BBC documentary to explore murder of MP Jo Cox

A new BBC documentary will broadcast never-seen-before material from the investigation into Jo Cox's death.

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Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Sometimes it can be bloody difficult to make your point. It’s a daily problem for politicians, but the stakes change on the election campaign trail; and as the stakes change, so does the speech.

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ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from society more than ever – particularly when it comes to voting. Not enough is done to enable their participation in the most basic democratic right available to British citizens.

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Conservative candidate stuns Batley voters with shooting joke

Conservative candidate stuns Batley voters with shooting joke

The Conservative candidate contesting murdered MP Jo Cox's former seat in Batley has sparked outrage for telling a hustings "We've not yet shot anybody so that's wonderful."

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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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