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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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View of Hebden Bridge

General election 2017: Which candidate will get your vote in the Calder Valley?

With the general election just around the corner, we are putting the spotlight on the people fighting to win your votes on June 8.

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ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Todmorden Sports Centre

Todmorden Sports Centre set to close for essential repairs

Essential repairs are needed at Todmorden Sports Centre and will see areas of the building close from next week.

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There is a real risk to election results being compromised

Cyber attack ‘highly likely’ in UK election

A cyber attack aimed at influencing the outcome of the UK General Election is highly likely, according to a leading cyber security expert.

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Walking column photos, Halifax, viewed from Beacon Hill

General election 2017: Which candidate will get your vote in Halifax?

With just three weeks to go until the general election, the Halifax Courier is putting the spotlight on the candidates fighting to win your votes on June 8.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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29 December 2015.......   Businesses busy cleaning up in Hebden Bridge ater serious flooding in the town.  Picture Tony Johnson

Calderdale Council’s flood response work up for national awards

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards for its work following the Boxing Day floods and for its innovative approach to volunteering.

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Halifax Town Hall

Energy specialists appointed to cut Council building bill costs and emissions

A specialist energy firm has been appointed to improve the efficiency of Calderdale Council buildings and slash the cost of bills and carbon emissions.

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May launches Conservative manifesto in Halifax - key points

Theresa May was today launching the Conservative manifesto in Halifax with a promise to build a stronger Britain.

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Theresa May launches the Tory manifesto in Halifax.

Tom Richmond: Significance and symbolism of Theresa May launching Tory manifesto in Halifax

THE symbolism and significance of Theresa May’s decision to launch the Conservative Party manifesto in the working class mill town of Halifax should not be under-estimated as the general election finally looms.

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VIDEO: Protests as Conservative manifesto is launched in Halifax

There have been protests this morning ahead of the Conservative manifesto launch in Halifax.

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Smoking cost Calderdale Council an extra �3.4m

Smoking adds £3.4m to social care system bill in Calderdale

Smoking added an estimated £3.4m to the social care system bill at Calderdale Council as alarmimng figures were revealed showing the number of 15-year-olds and pregnant women smoking.

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Then prime minister David Cameron launched the Conservatives' first poster of the 2015 election campaign in Halifax.

May hopes to end Tories' Halifax heartache

HALIFAX meets a lot of the criteria you would expect those orchestrating the Conservative election effort would have applied as they looked for a location to launch the 2017 General Election manifesto.

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Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, on the campaign trail in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. (Photo: James Hardisty)

Labour's plan to boost school budgets gets Yorkshire support, according to survey

Labour's plans to increase education spending and stop hospital closures have found favour among voters in Yorkshire and the Humber.
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The new Mayor of Calderdale Coun Ferman Ali and Mayoress Shaheen Ali with Deputy Mayor Coun Jane Scullion and her consort Andrew Bibby.

Councillor Ferman Ali sworn in as new Mayor of Calderdale

The new Mayor of Calderdale was sworn in at a ceremony in Halifax Town Hall this afternoon.

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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