Parents whose children are deaf or have impaired hearing fear that plans to cut the number of specialist teachers will put their education and future at risk.
Kirklees Council wants to reduce its teachers of the deaf by a third, which campaigners say will have a negative impact on the schooling of more than 200 youngsters.
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Conservative Ben Bradley admitted his claims were 'wholly untrue and false', and pledged a 'significant' donation to charity.
Weather outlook: Temperatures below average during the day and overnight. Up to 10 centimetres of snow expected on Monday in some parts.
The pub on Goodramgate was evacuated after a member of the public reported seeing a man with a firearm at around 5.50pm yesterday.