Campaign Diary - Growing Huddersfield's Economy

It’s Day 2 of the General Election campaign, and Labour has been emphasising our pro-business credentials. We need healthy businesses and wealth creation to support a decent society with a full range of well-funded public services.

Huddersfield has a rich heritage of successful entrepreneurs and thriving businesses. It was the cradle of the industrial revolution, producing manufacturers and technologies that changed the world. 

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Campaign Diary - the Crisis facing Policing

Over the campaign I'll be video blogging regularly to keep you updated with what I'm doing, and what my priorities are for Huddersfield.

I met with a representative of the local police today, deeply concerned about the impact of the cuts made by this Tory-led government and how they'll affect officers in Huddersfield and change how they can do their job.

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Budget: unfair for Huddersfield

Osborne's rhetoric about a sunny economy and prosperity for all shows this Tory-Lib Dem government is out of touch with reality.

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Enjoying the eclipse in Berry Brow

Barry Sheerman meeting parents and children at Berry Brow school in HuddersfieldThere's no better way to enjoy the magic of an eclipse than with children — and that's just what I did in Berry Brow today.

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Huddersfield 2020 announced

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has announced the creation of a group focussing on the regeneration of Huddersfield town centre, aiming to get new life and investment in the town.

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