Labour's shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, Rachel Reeves has reacted to Britain's credit rating downgrade by the ratings agency Moody's:
UK credit rating downgraded by Moody's bcs of 'continuing weakness in the UK's medium-term growth outlook'. Time 4 a plan for jobs & growth.
Labour Leader - and Doncaster North MP - Ed Miliband made his big speech yesterday at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester. To the faithful was, naturally, warmly received, with one union leader saying it was the best he'd ever heard from him.
Our political correspondent, Ben Erlam, has been speaking to some of our region's MPs to see what they thought of their leader's speech.
Labour has said proposals for regional public sector pay are the "wrong way to go".Read the full story ›
The Morley MP will pledge to hold a "zero-based spending review" to look at "every pound spent".Read the full story ›
Morley MP Ed Balls was on the score sheet as team of Labour politicians defeated a side of journalists in their annual grudge match.Read the full story ›
A Bridlington mum has been awarded compensation after suffering burns while undergoing an emergency caesarean section.Read the full story ›
Labour leader and Yorkshire MP Ed Miliband pledged today to work with unions to help the party rebuild the economy if it wins power again.Read the full story ›
Labour have today called for the Government to reverse its decision to slash funding for flood defences following devastating downpours across West Yorkshire. The shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh claimed cutting flood defence spending by a third could leave more homes at risk.
She said: "Communities that have been devastated by flooding should not have to go through that experience again." But Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman insisted prevention was "a vital area of the work of Government" and said ministers were spending £2 billion on measures to stop floods.
In some places a month's rain fell in 24 hours, leaving hundreds of homes swimming in dirty water and prompting forecasters to say the country could be on course for one of the wettest Junes of the last 100 years.
Labour hold onto Hull with an increased majority after gaining five seats.
The Liberal Democrats lost five.
How things stand now:
Labour - 39
Liberal Democrat - 17
Conservative - 2
Independent - 1