Lessons to be learned for new recruits to Westminster ranks

Two ex-teachers were among the new MPs to be elected in Yorkshire this summer after Theresa May’s snap summer poll. Kate Langston spoke to them.

George Osborne

George Osborne 'optimistic' of progress on Yorkshire devolution

George Osborne has refused to be drawn into the row over Yorkshire devolution but expressed optimism that region will reach a break-through.
The University of Leeds

Warning over Brexit funding 'black hole' for university research

Pro-EU campaigners have called for further guarantees over the future of research funding for Yorkshire universities amid concerns over a Brexit “black hole”.

Experts warn of a 'self-reinforcing spiral' of division

Breaking Yorkshire devolution 'deadlock' could help tackle region's social mobility problem

The Government’s social mobility tsar has called for a shake-up of the Government’s devolution agenda as he suggested breaking the deadlock in Yorkshire could be key to tackling the region’s mobility “coldspots”.
David Davis

David Davis under pressure to appear before MPs amid backlash over redacted Brexit papers

David Davis is under pressure to appear before a committee of MPs to discuss “sensitive” information contained in a series of Government Brexit impact assessments , amid accusations that ministers have acted in contempt of Parliament.

Lord O'Neill

Northern politicians launch new group to give region a stronger voice in Parliament

A host of high profile politicians will come together today to mark the next step in efforts to hold the Government to account on its commitment to rebalancing growth and investment in the North.

Michael Gove

Michael Gove denies accusation that Tories think animals don't feel pain

Michael Gove has sought to draw a line under accusations that the Government does not recognise the ability of animals to feel pain following a row over its position on animal sentience.
Philip Hammond

Budget: £1.5m for Yorkshire police treatment center

Philip Hammond will use today's budget to announce a £1.5m cash injection for a Yorkshire-based police charity.

Tory MP calls for May to reassert authority and sack Boris Johnson and Priti Patel

A senior Tory MP has called for both the International Development Secretary Priti Patel and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to be sacked following a series of potentially damaging diplomatic blunders.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Chris Grayling under fire as Northern MPs unite to call for more ambitious transport investment

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was last night accused of showing “contempt for the North” after he failed to attend a House of Commons debate calling for a more ambitious strategy for the region’s road and rail links.

Around 7,500 are believed to be directly affected by the scandal

Contaminated blood inquiry to be conducted independently of Department of Health

Yorkshire campaigners have welcomed the news that a probe into the contaminated blood scandal will take the form of a "full statutory inquiry" carried out independently of the Department of Health.
Michael Gover

Government launches review of emergency flood plans

Michael Gove has appointed a former army chief who played a key role in the invasion of Iraq to conduct a national review of emergency flood preparations.

Sir Michael Fallon

Gavin Williamson appointed to replace Michael Fallon as Defence Secretary

Theresa May has named chief whip Gavin Williamson as her new Defence Secretary after Sir Michael Fallon became the first minister to resign over the allegations of sexual misconduct engulfing Westminster.
David Davis

Brexit Secretary to discuss release of Brexit impact reports amid mounting pressure on Government

David Davis is set to discuss the release of documents detailing the potential impact of leaving the EU on the UK economy with the chair of Parliament's Brexit committee after a motion calling for them to be handed over to Parliament passed unopposed last night.

FOBTs have been described as the 'crack cocaine' of gambling

Government review of fixed-odds betting terminals 'disappointing'

Critics have expressed disappointment at the the launch of a Government consultation into fixed-odds betting terminals which could see the maximum stake for the highly-addictive machines reduced to just £2.

A number of allegations have emerged over the weekend

MPs to discuss response to sexual harassment claims

Theresa May is expected to sit in on a debate on sexual harassment allegations against MPs later today following reports of misconduct involving two high profile Conservative politicians.

Jared O'Mara

Lib Dems begin selecting candidates for Jared O'Mara's Sheffield Hallam seat

The Lib Dems have brought forward their selection process to find a new candidate for Sheffield Hallam in response to the suspension of the sitting Labour MP Jared O'Mara.
David Davis

Ministers facing rebellion over vote on final Brexit deal

The Government is facing the threat of backbench rebellion over its pledge to offer Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal, as Tory MPs warn they are "deadly serious" about supporting an amendment to its flagship Withdrawal Bill.


Sheffield MP Jared O'Mara suspended as party investigates offensive comments

The Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O'Mara has been suspended from the Labour Party amid an investigation into offensive comments he reportedly made before his election.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Opposition parties urge Corbyn to expel Jared O'Mara over sexism claims

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing calls to expel the under-fire MP Jared O'Mara over allegations of sexism and homophobia.
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