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Baroness Doreen Laurence visits young people in Dewsbury

doreen_lawrence.jpgLabour's parliamentary candidate, Paula Sherriff welcomed Baroness Lawrence to meet young people at Ravensthorpe Community Centre in Dewsbury, to discuss community cohesion and how as a community we can work together, sharing common values.

The Baroness met with over 50 young people from Dewsbury and spoke candidly about the challenges still facing our BME communities and listened to the experiences of the young people here in Dewsbury.

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New figures show Tory-led government failing young women in Dewsbury

pinkbuspic.jpgPaula Sherriff welcomed Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero and the “Woman to Woman” tour bus to Dewsbury this week, against the backdrop of damning figures highlighting the increase in long-term unemployment for young women in Yorkshire.

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Shadow Chancellor Opens Sensory Soft Play Centre for Disabled Children in Dewsbury

2015-03-07_10.25.17.jpgA sensory soft play centre, thought to be the first in Yorkshire to be aimed specifically at babies and children with a disability, will be opened by the Shadow Chancellor and Morley and Outwood MP this weekend in Dewsbury.

The centre has been set up by Linda Holmes a Morley childminder with 19 years of experience as a childminder.

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Dewsbury Labour celebrate new office

DSC02521.JPGDewsbury welcomed a number of high-profile MPs on Saturday 7th May to help Paula Sherriff and the Dewsbury Labour Party launch their 2015 election campaign.

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Shadow Energy Minister Visits Denby Dale

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Jonathan Reyolds MP, Labour’s shadow energy minister, met with representatives from the Green Building Store in Denby Dale this week to see firsthand the innovative ways the company is making homes energy efficient, helping to keep bills down.

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Shadow Childcare Minister visits Dewsbury Moor children's centre

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Labour’s shadow childcare minister Alison McGovern joined Dewsbury’s Labour parliamentary candidate Paula Sherriff in a visit to Dewsbury Moor children’s centre this morning.

They met with parents and staff to have a tour of facilities, hear about the various activities that take place at the centre, and to speak to parents about what they want the next government to more for them.

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Tories failing to attract enough women in Yorkshire’s battleground seats

paula-karen-harman.jpgNew analysis of Tory candidates in Yorkshire and Humber seats reveals that David Cameron is woefully failing to act on his ‘women problem’, having selected just one woman to date across the entire region.

 

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Happy New Year from Paula Sherriff

I hope you all enjoyed a happy and peaceful festive period with your loved ones.

Traditionally the start of the New Year is a time for review, contemplation and reflection.

For people living in the Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton, 2014 was a year of highs and lows. 

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Serious concerns about preparations for flooding in Dewsbury and Mirfield this winter

Maria Eagle MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, used a Westminster Hall debate on the 19th November to warn that there are serious concerns about how prepared the country is for another winter of flooding.

The chance of a catastrophic flood happening in England within the next two decades, causing in excess of £10 billion in damage, is around 10 per cent. But the Tory-led Government has failed to take the right decisions on managing flood risk. As a result the Committee on Climate Change warns that Government plans will put an extra 330,000 properties at risk of flooding by 2035.

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Tories accept they're out of touch in the North

David Cameron came in for some stiff criticism of his party’s out of touch attitude and strategy for winning support in the north this week. Hardly surprising, one might think, but this time the stern words came from one of his own MPs – the Tory Guy Opperman, who represents Hexham in Northumberland.

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