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Bike ride in memory of Jo Cox MP

The words of MP Jo Cox's maiden speech that we have more in common with each other than what divides us were the inspiration for a 260 mile bike ride which began today from Jo's constituency of Batley and Spen to London.

Scores of cyclists set off from Cleckheaton on a five-day journey called Jo Cox Way, which is also raising money for the causes the late MP supported.


Corbyn brings fight to keep Labour leadership to Hull

Jeremy Corbyn brought his fight to keep his job as Labour leader to Hull today , as he faces a challenge from fellow MP Owen Smith.

Mr Corbyn addressed his supporters at a rally in the Rose Bowl. It followed a similar one in York last night and there's another in Leeds this evening. Earlier Mr Corbyn told Calendar that it was 'nonsense' to blame him for divisions within the labour party.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd to meet with Orgreave campaigners

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd will meet with campaigners from the Orgeave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) after the summer recess, as calls grow for a public inquiry into the incident.

Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham raised an urgent question with the new home secretary in the Commons earlier today as he demanded 'justice' for the campaigners.

However Ms Rudd said she will not be rushed into a decision but will consider it over the summer.

Earlier, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also called for an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave in Prime Minister Theresa May's first PMQs.

Thousands of miners and police officers clashed at the Orgreave coking plant near Rotherham in June 1984.


Sheffield MP Nick Clegg returns to front-line politics

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Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is returning to front-line politics as Lib Dem spokesman on the EU.

The Sheffield Hallam MP, who used to be an MEP insists that turmoil in the Labour Party means no one is holding the Government to account on Brexit.

Mr Clegg, who quit as Lib Dem leader after the party's near wipe-out in the 2015 general election, expressed alarm at widespread confusion regarding the implications of Brexit.

"With no meaningful opposition from the Labour Party, no exit plan from the Government, Whitehall unprepared for the Brexit negotiations, and above all, Theresa May's refusal to seek a mandate from the people for what is in effect a new government, there is a real risk that she and her Brexit ministers won't be subject to the scrutiny and accountability which voters deserve."

– Nick Clegg MP
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