News from Woodsetts Against Fracking

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Government urged to ditch ‘bonkers’ fracking plan Fracking is controversial, this much we know. But the government has ratcheted-up tensions with plans that could see shale gas projects fast-tracked in future. Those tensions were particularly apparent this week at a … Continue reading

Threat to moderate Labour MPs grows as deselection gets easier

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Labour MPs could face a lower threshold for deselection after the party’s ruling body backed rule changes to make it easier for constituency parties to challenge incumbents. At present MPs face a trigger ballot — which could force them to … Continue reading

Is it now time for Emma? Will it be “Hallam for Hoddinott”?

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Every dog has its day.. so they say. The Labour party rumour mill does pump out some tripe every now and then but recent broadcasts from loudmouth sources in Sheffield sound plausible. Regional Labour party staffers are apparently crawling all … Continue reading

Battle for Yorkshire mining seat of Rother Valley where old certainties mean nowt

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Like most coal mining communities, Rother Valley is a solid, safe Labour seat. Yet beneath the veneer of bucolic south Yorkshire countryside, an ideological battle is raging to turn this historic working-class heartland blue. Rother Valley may have been held … Continue reading