England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.Read the full story ›
Catch up with what backbench MPs from the region raised with the Prime Minister in the Commons.
Including John Mann (Labour, Bassetlaw), on new taxes, George Galloway (Respect, Bradford West), on intervention in Mali and Craig Whittaker (Conservative, Calder Valley), on last night's vote on boundary reform.
The North of England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
In a Parliamentary debate, the Labour MP for Halifax Linda Riordan told ministers it was time "for central government to let go a little bit".
Over a period of years, maybe even decades, the increasing centralism of decision making has left the North without a proper democratic and accountable voice that can champion the area, boost investment and protect jobs.
Businesses across Yorkshire & the Humber are being targeted by a new Government campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits available to employers if they give jobs to young people.
We know there are high levels of youth unemployment across Yorkshire and this campaign will make sure as many businesses as possible know about the money we're offering them to give a young person a break.
We've got up to £2,275 of cash sitting on the table waiting for businesses to take it up. So to them I say: take on a young person who's been out of work for six months and the cash is yours.
There really is no better time to change a young person's life and invest in the future of your business at the same time, so snap up the money before someone else beats you to it.
With the extra work experience placements and apprenticeships we’re also providing we will ensure young jobseekers have the skills they need to make a real contribution in the workplace. They just need to get their foot in the door so they can prove their worth to local businesses.”
MPs from the region have clashed in the Commons over calls to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.Read the full story ›
Ministers deny claims by a Yorkshire MP that talks aimed at securing affordable insurance cover for flood risk homes are 'in disarray'.Read the full story ›
The latest unemployment figures show a record number of people are in work. But there is a mixed picture for the ITV Yorkshire region.Read the full story ›
Sheffield MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed he will be running for Parliament at the next general election, and says he is confident he will remain leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Mr Clegg was speaking during a visit to meet students and apprentices at Penwith College in Penzance, Cornwall, today.
Asked about his own future - and to predict his own role in politics following the 2015 election - the party leader said: "I will be MP for Sheffield Hallam and leader of the Liberal Democrats."
Yorkshire 'is not geting the benefits' of the Olympic legacy, one of the region's MPs has claimed.
Speaking in the Commons, Barry Sheerman, who represents Huddersfield, demanded the Government carry out a review.
But Ministers insisted the Games were 'for the whole country'.