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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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Summer Childcare costs in Yorkshire soar

New analysis by the Labour Party shows that, under David Cameron, the cost of childcare during the summer holidays has spiralled by £110 per child in Yorkshire and Humber.

 

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100 Second Increase in Yorkshire Ambulance response times

Dewsbury Labour parliamentary candidate, Paula Sherriff, has voiced alarm after figures revealed the average amount of time patients in Yorkshire and Humber have to wait for an emergency ambulance to arrive has shot up by 100 seconds in the space of a year.

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Paula Sherriff backs 'Violence Against Women and Girls Bill'

Dewsbury parliamentary candidate Paula Sherriff has backed a proposal to introduce a Bill to help tackle Violence Against Women and Girls. Labour is announcing today (Monday) that, if successful in the next General Election, the Party will introduce a piece of legislation to help protect victims of domestic and sexual violence, make the criminal justice system more effective at bringing those who commit violent acts against women to justice and do more to teach young people about healthy, respectful relationships.

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GP Waiting Times

Like many others around here, I rang up my Doctors surgery to get a routine appointment last week. The receptionist told me I was unable to pre-book an appointment for another 2 weeks. If I wanted to see a GP any sooner I would have to call at 8am every weekday morning in an attempt to get one of the appointments available that same day.

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Ed Miliband in Dewsbury

It was wonderful to welcome Ed Miliband to Dewsbury yesterday and visit the nursery at Ravensthorpe Community Centre.

 

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