The Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has just announced that she is standing down from the race to become the new Labour leader. On her Facebook page she says:
"Thank you so much for your support over the past few weeks. I've been touched by all the amazing messages from friends old and new. But I wanted you to be the first to know. Today I am withdrawing from the race to be the Leader of the Labour Party. I wish the remaining candidates well as they embark on their journey around Britain."
An MP from our region is piling pressure on police to step in to sort out the deepening scandal surrounding horsemeat appearing in our food.
The Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh's call comes as her opposite number in government says he wants an emergency summit to discuss the contamination. It's all come on the day a firm in Hull admitted some meat it brought into the country is now being investigated. James Webster reports
Speaking after flooding affected parts of northern England, Mary Creagh, Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, has criticised the Government's cuts to its flood defence budget.
The shadow Environment secretary Mary Creagh has been in Wakefield helping a charity collect donations for local food banks. The Resource Aid Centre in Osset distributes food parcels to the poor and vulnerable. They were out in force asking shoppers to donate items from their trolleys.
The charity say they have noticed a strong rise in the number of people needing their help as more families struggle to make ends meet.