The widow of Labour MP Harry Harpham has been selected as Labour's candidate for the Brightside & Hillsborough by-election.
Gill Furniss was the overwhelming choice of members of the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough Labour Party at a hustings held at the Parkwood Academy in the constituency tonight.
The daughter of a steel worker, Ms Furniss is Sheffield born and bred, and is a former librarian and Northern General Hospital worker.
She has served as a councillor in the constituency for more than 16 years.
The by-election comes after Mr Harpham lost his battle with cancer last month.
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.
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Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham will be bringing his campaign to Doncaster this afternoon.
The Shadow Health Secretary is hoping to replace Ed Miliband as leader of the party. He will be speaking to the public in the town centre.
The Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper has called for more power to be devolved to local councils, citing Leeds and Hull in particular. The Pontefract and Castleford MP also says one of her priorities would be to create more jobs in science and technology.
Balloting starts today in the contest with the result expected on September the 12th.
The Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall has been talking about her plans for the party on a visit to Leeds.
Labour Party leadership candidate Liz Kendall is in Leeds as part of her nationwide tour with a month left until the vote.
MPs vying for leadership of the Labour Party, including two from Yorkshire, will take part in a hustings event at the general trade union conference today.
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh and Yvette Cooper, the MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford will speak at the GMB Congress in Dublin.
Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall are the other candidates.
A special memorial service will be held today to celebrate the life of former Barnsley MP Roy Mason.
The veteran Labour MP represented his home town for 30 years at Westminster and was also appointed Northern Ireland Secretary in the 70s.
He was created a life peer in 1987 and died in April this year after a long illness.
Labour's Diana Johnson has pledged her support to fellow Yorkshire MP Yvette Cooper in the party's leadership contest.
The Hull North MP says that she believes Ms Cooper 'will do politics differently' and reach out to 'all parts of the UK'.
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh and Liz Kendall are the two other women in the contest. However, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham is the bookies' favourite to take over.
Yvette Cooper will formally launch her bid for the Labour leadership today.
The Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford MP has previously said she wants to put 'families at heart' of the party.
Andy Burham, Liz Kendall and Wakefield MP Mary Creagh are the other leadership candidates.