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MPs bid for re-election on June 8

Politicians have been launching their general election campaigns ahead of a snap vote on June 8 called by the Prime Minister.

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Theresa May delivered a statement in Downing Street this morning.

Theresa May announces snap General Election on June 8

Theresa May today called on MPs to agree to a snap General Election to be held on June 8.

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

A relic hunter has launched an extraordinary appeal to reunite the families of over 14,000 Second World War heroes with their dog tags - after he found them buried in a field.
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The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

Schools across Yorkshire are to receive a £159m cash injection for extra school places and building repairs.

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The old dark blue passport

POLL: Would you like to see the return of dark blue UK passports?

The UK passport could turn dark blue again after Brexit under a £490 million contract to redesign and produce a new version of the document.

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TRACY BRABIN MP COLUMN: Attack is a reminder of the police’s key role

TRACY BRABIN MP COLUMN: Attack is a reminder of the police’s key role

Last Wednesday PC Keith Palmer along with thousands of other police officers across the country went to work to do their duty and to keep us safe.

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POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

With Theresa May due to trigger Article 50 and formally commence Brexit negotiations tomorrow, take part in our online poll and let us know how you would vote in an EU referendum nine months on.

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The scene at Westminster in the minutes after the terrorist attack.

Reach out to victims of London attacks, urge family of Jo Cox

The family of murdered MP Jo Cox today urged the nation to “reach out and support” the victims of yesterday’s Westminster terror attack to “let them know they are not alone”.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh shuts down tube station after terror attack

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh shuts down tube station after terror attack

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh says she got staff at Westminster tube station ‘to shut it down’ seconds after gun shots were fired during the London terror attack.

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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I, Daniel Blake is directed by Ken Loach

Free screening of Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake in Wakefield

A free screening of a BAFTA-winning movie about life on benefits will be held in Wakefield on Tuesday.

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Follow news of today's Budget Live on our blog.

Budget 2017: As it happened... Reaction, analysis and the numbers you need to know

Welcome to The Yorkshire Post's LIVE blog of today's Prime Minister's Questions and the Chancellor's 2017 Budget. Press F5 to refresh the feed.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is studying tax-raising moves.

£3bn tax hike will pay for Budget giveaways

Taxes will need to increase by up to £3bn if Philip Hammond’s Wednesday Budget is to meet spending commitments, according to economic experts.

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Kim Leadbeater, sister of Jo Cox, speaks about her efforts to keep her sister's values alive and raise money for charity. 
2nd March 2016.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

My life with Jo Cox: Sister’s memories of murdered MP

Kim Leadbeater has a clear memory of one of the last times she saw her sister Jo Cox, and it’s one that paints a picture of the kind of life the Batley and Spen MP had before her death.

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Kim Leadbeater, sister of Jo Cox, speaks about her efforts to keep her sister's values alive and raise money for charity. 
2nd March 2016.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Jo Cox’s sister: My ‘moral obligation’ to carry on her work

Separated by two years, Kim Leadbeater and her older sister Jo took different paths after growing up together in Heckmondwike, but always had a shared goal of making a difference in others’ lives.

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Incomes frozen and child poverty to rise warns IFS

Incomes frozen and child poverty to rise warns IFS

Families face a continued squeeze on living standards with average incomes frozen for the next two years, according to a respected thinktank.

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Yvette Cooper is among MPs affected

Boundary Commission publishes comments on political shake-up

The results of a public consultation on controversial changes to political boundaries have been published.

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A West Yorkshire Drama Academy Play  which was performed at Heckmondwike Library last year. The Friends of Heckmondwike Library successfully campaigned to prevent budget cuts last year.

Meeting to show support for Heckmondwike Library

After successfully dodging the recent round of library cuts, the Friends of Heckmondwike Library are holding a meeting for people to show their support for the library.

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Batley Job Centre could be closed

Politically Speaking: Making sure we get our fair share

The Government has announced Batley’s Job Centre is on the chopping block as part of plans to vastly reduce the number of Job Centres across the country.

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Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen, Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth and Paula Sherriff MP

Politically Speaking: I will keep fighting for our local NHS services

Sure as night follows day, I will keep fighting for our local NHS services. So I was pleased to welcome Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth to Dewsbury District Hospital recently to see how the service is coping and to meet with local NHS campaigners.

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