Election news 21 April 2017

Doncaster MP Ed Miliband to stand in next election Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/doncaster-mp-ed-miliband-to-stand-in-next-election-1-8504178 VIDEO: Lib Dems launch General Election campaign in Sheffield with vow to become ‘effective opposition’ The Liberal Democrats plan to fight a hard Brexit and challenge Labour’s … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary

Len McCluskey has been re-elected as Unite’s general secretary following a bitter leadership battle. The result will be seen as a boost for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Mr McCluskey’s chief rival Gerard Coyne was seen as the anti-Corbyn candidate and … Continue reading

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Police probe three Labour MPs for expenses fraud after it’s claimed they failed to declare thousands of pounds spent on staff to get them re-elected

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Police probe three Labour MPs for expenses fraud after it’s claimed they failed to declare thousands of pounds spent on staff to get them re-elected South Yorkshire Police to investigate three MPs for electoral fraud…

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Thorntons becomes the latest high street name to leave Rotherham town centre

THORNTONS this week joined the growing list of big high street names moving out of Rotherham town centre. The chocolates chain will close its All Saints’ Square branch on Saturday. The news comes a week after Holland and Barrett announced … Continue reading

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12 Labour MPs confirmed as not standing in election

12 Labour MPs confirmed as not standing in election There are a total of 12 Labour MPs who have said they will not be standing in the general election: Tom Blenkinstop, Middlesborough South and East Cleveland Alan Johnson, Hull West and Hessle … Continue reading

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Smoke & ire

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Dugher departs as Labour starts election campaign

Dugher departs as Labour starts election campaign THE DECISION of a second senior Yorkshire MP to stand down tonight threatened to drown out the opening salvos of Labour’s General Election campaign. Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/dugher-departs-as-labour-starts-election-campaign-1-8503941 South Yorkshire MP Michael Dugher … Continue reading

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