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Corbyn to tour marginal seats as Labour set for snap poll

The Calder Valley is among five Yorkshire seats being targeted by Labour this summer as Jeremy Corbyn readies the party for another snap election.

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Halifax MP Holly Lynch

Flooding part of portfolio in Halifax MP’s new shadow front bench role

HALIFAX MP Holly Lynch has been given a shadow front bench portfolio following Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s post-election reshuffle.

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The Move: Signals Tods influence in the past and also future capabilities, says Coun Tattersall

£20,000 - or less - to bring John ‘home’

A famous Todmorden landmark could soon be on the move, bringing its story full circle and linking the past and the future.

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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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Green belt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Vision for borough as Local Plan consulation looks to be given go-ahead

Leading councillors will decide to give the go-ahead for residents and businesses to comment on plans for the future of housing, employment, infrastructure and open spaces in the borough.

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Charity event: Carnival goers enjoying this years event at Centre Vale Park

‘Scandalous’ - Charity carnival slam council for park damage fine

Todmorden Charity Carnival organisers have slammed Calderdale Council’s decision to fine the group over damage to Centre Vale Park as “scandalous”.

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Concillor Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall.

Council balances books but warns more costs must be cut

Calderdale Council has balanced its books by making “significant savings” and will now carry almost £10m over to the next financial year, newly-published accounts show.

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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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Green belt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Calderdale’s draft Local Plan to reveal sites and green belt for development

Green belt land will be used for the development of housing and employment sites as Calderdale Council prepares to release its draft local plan for consultation.

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Calderdale Council’s backing to Leeds’ European Capital of Culture 2023 bid

Calderdale Council’s backing to Leeds’ European Capital of Culture 2023 bid

Calderdale Council leaders are hoping that backing Leeds City Council’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 will have major benefits to the borough.

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Former Calderdale Council deputy chief executive Ged Fitzgerald.

Former Calderdale Council deputy chief reportedly arrested in police investigation

A former Calderdale Council deputy chief executive has reportedly been arrested as part of a police investigation.

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General Election count at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.Craig Whittaker

Conservatives hold on to the Calder Valley - but with vastly reduced majority

Craig Whittaker  (Conservative) - 26, 790 Josh Fenton-Glynn (Labour) - 26,181 Janet Battye (Liberal Democrats) - 1952 Paul Rogan (UKIP) - 1,466 Rob Holden (Independent) - 1,034 Kieran Turner (Green Party) 631

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REACTION: Could it be a Labour double in Calderdale?

REACTION: Could it be a Labour double in Calderdale?

Both Calderdale seats are still up for grabs as the exit polls show they are ‘too close to call’.

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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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Election 2017: Exit poll indicates Tories may not have an overall majority

The Conservatives are set to be the largest party but without an overall majority according a joint BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll, which indicated the Tories will win 314 seats and Labour 266.

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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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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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