Rotherham's new MP has officially taken her seat in the House of Commons this afternoon. Sarah Champion was welcomed to Westminster by some of her new colleagues before taking the oath on the floor of the House.
She became the town's first ever female Member of Parliament when she won last week's by-election and she replaces Denis MacShane, who resigned after a Commons Committee found he had wrongly claimed thousands of pounds in Parliamentary expenses
England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
MPs from the region have clashed in the Commons over calls to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.
Ministers deny claims by a Yorkshire MP that talks aimed at securing affordable insurance cover for flood risk homes are 'in disarray'.