Politics

Politics

Mary Creagh: Brexit deal has more fudge than a Christmas stocking

Last week the UK government finally reached an agreement with the EU to move onto the next phase of Brexit negotiations.

News
Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry about Yorkshire devolution.

Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

Politics
Yvette Cooper: Poverty figures are grim for old and young

Yvette Cooper: Poverty figures are grim for old and young

For pensioners and children in Yorkshire, the latest poverty figures are grim.

News
The People's Powerhouse project was founded by Jo Miller and Tracy Fishwick

Citizens assembly could put people at the heart of Northern Powerhouse concept, says report

A ‘CITIZENS assembly’ for the North similar to those in Canada and Ireland could help involve people in the democratic process in a devolved Yorkshire, according to a report published today.

Politics
Labour Party holds Wakefield West seat after council by-election

Labour Party holds Wakefield West seat after council by-election

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

News
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.

News

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.

Politics
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.

Politics
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.

News
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.

Politics
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.

Crime
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.

News

Andrea Jenkyns: We must do all we can to support drivers

Ahead of the Autumn Budget, I have teamed up with Fair Fuel UK once again to fight for drivers, as they continue to battle against unfairly high fuel duties and often terrible road conditions.

News
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.

News
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.

Politics
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.

News
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.
News
YORKSHIRE'S FINEST: (L-R) Rosie Summers, Leeds Young Persons Film Festival; Dave 0, Studio 12; Jez Colborne, Mind the Gap; Summer Knight, Location Runner for Victoria; Shay Moradi, Running the Halls; Maariah Hussain, Ackley Bridge; Moshin Ahmad, True North; Miles Watts, One&Other; Richard Orillo;  Oliver Semple, Monster Island Films; Hugh Mann Adamson, Let There Be Light Productions; Suman Hanif, Documentary Maker; Sarah Broadbent, Orillo.

‘Bringing Channel 4 to Leeds will spark a creative revolution’ - young Yorkshire stars back campaign

A new campaign has today been launched to persuade Channel 4 to move to Leeds - with a pledge that it will spark a revolution in the creative and screen industries in Yorkshire and across the North.

News
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.
News
Voters went to the polls in Wakefield last night.

Labour wins Wakefield by-election

Jack Hemingway was elected as the new ward councillor for Stanley and Outwood East following last night's by-election.
News
Load more