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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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Visit to Fusion Housing

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Dewsbury Hospital - Letter in the Dewsbury Press

First appeared in the Dewsbury Press here

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Kirklees misses out on share of £50m to increase GP opening hours

First published in Huddersfield Daily Examiner here

“I’m angry at David Cameron’s snub to Kirklees which means thousands of patients here will continue to see their difficulty in getting a doctor’s appointment only get worse"

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Meet the new Sherriffs in town

Originally posted in the Dewsbury Reporter here

Forget Ed and David Miliband - Paula Sherriff and her sister Lee could be Labour’s next sibling set in Parliament.

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Energy Price Freeze for Dewsbury Blocked

On Wednesday 2nd April, MPs voted on Labour’s plans for an energy price freeze.   

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