More than five hundred people turned up to see Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on the campaign trail in Barnsley today.Read the full story ›
The Labour Party has told Calendar its membership has doubled in our region since the election, with many new members in Brighton this week for the annual conference.
It is the first time the party has got together since Jeremy Corbyn became leader, beating the Yorkshire MP Yvette Cooper.
Paul Brand reports:
Labour members in Halifax have selected Halifax-born Holly Lynch as the party's candidate for the General Election.
Holly won a vote of members at a hustings held at the Three Ways Centre in Ovenden.
The selection came about after sitting MP Linda Riordan announced she would be standing down at the next election after 10 years as the town's MP.
She currently works for Yorkshire and Humber MEP Linda McAvan.
I'm delighted and immensely proud to have been selected to represent my home town. Linda has been a strong MP for Halifax and hers will be big shoes to fill, but I have the experience and the values to be the champion for Halifax in parliament that we need. My number one priority will be to fight for the future of services at Calderdale Royal Hospital, particularly the A&E department and maternity services which so many local people rely upon.
Labour's big pink battle bus rolls into Grimsby and Lincoln today along with the party's top two women - deputy leader Harriet Harman and Shadow Home secretary Yvette Cooper.
It is part of Labour's campaign to reach out to women ahead of May's general election.
Ed Miliband announced he won't enter into a formal coalition with the Scottish National Party when he made a visit to a marginal constituency in Leeds today.
As part of his visit, he took time out to answer some questions from Calendar viewers, put to him by Adam Fowler:
Members of Labour Party's National Executive Committee will select their prospective parliamentary candidate in Bradford West, after the original representative stood down.
Amina Ali announced her resignation citing family reasons yesterday.
New candidates have until Friday to register their interest in a seat with an all-women shortlist.
A panel of NEC members will interview the shortlisted candidates on Monday and make their decision.
Labour lost the seat to Respect’s George Galloway in a by-election in 2012.
In three weeks time voters will go to the polls to elect MEPs who will represent the region in Europe.
Today Labour launched its campaign in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire calling for a fairer deal for people who rent from private landlords.
David Hirst reports:
Political Correspondent Paul Brand on the opening day of the Labour party conference, and what we can expect to hear from our region's MPs.Read the full story ›
A Rotherham peer has resigned from the Labour Party claiming he's the victim of a conspiracy to discredit him. Lord Ahmed is accused of making anti Jewish statements, something he strenuously denies. He says he was not given the chance of a fair hearing. Paul Burland reports.
Lord Ahmed - who has resigned from the Labour Party - said he was "very disappointed" with the way he had been treated by Labour.
"I don't want to appear before any kangaroo court where the rules of justice have been denied. All I want is any evidence in front of me so I can look at it and defend myself. I can't defend myself if there is no evidence produced."
"I don't want my friends in the Labour to think that I have walked away but the rules of justice demand it. It's very unfortunate."
Lord Ahmed said he had "never been anti-semitic" and had "unreservedly apologised" for any offence caused to the Jewish community.
He added his "heart" is still with the Labour Party.
The Rotherham peer was due to face a hearing over allegations he made anti-Semitic comments in a TV interview.