One of region's MP's who has fought to keep children's heart surgery in Leeds will visit the unit today. Stuart Andrew - Conservative MP for Pudsey - will speak to staff and patients on the ward.
A man who abused a Yorkshire Tory MP by email after the politician was headbutted at Westminster will have to wait to find out his punishment. Nicholas Scales, 41, told Stuart Andrew he should "Stop wasting police time and get your f****** job done", Leeds Magistrates Court heard.
Scales also suggested the politician - who represents Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough - should go out in Leeds and Bradford to "toughen up". The court heard how Scales who is from Surrey, sent the email after the MP was attacked by Eric Joyce, the Labour Member for Falkirk, in February.
Scales pleaded guilty to sending a malicious communication last month. Scales was bailed and will now be sentenced on August 22.
Mr Joyce, who represents Falkirk, admitted headbutting Conservative MP Stuart Andrew and assaulting three others during a brawl in a commons bar at the end of February. Mr Joyce has been suspended from the Labour party following the incident in the Strangers Bar.