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MP wants action on unauthorised camps

Bridlington MP Sir Greg Knight is sponsoring a House of Commons Motion calling for coordinated action to tackle unauthorised travellers camps which spring up.

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Bridlington Spa hosted the conference

Yorkshire Party looks to future

The Yorkshire Party held its spring conference at Bridlington Spa on Saturday and its leader has vowed to make the party grow in future years.

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Bridlington Hospital

Hospital jobs: ‘It is just so demoralising’

Hospital chiefs have sparked job fears among 120 Bridlington workers after confirming the trust is exploring setting up a new company to provide maintenance services.

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Ukip MEP Mike Hookem fears another wholesale betrayal of fishing communities

Government using ‘smoke and mirrors’ over fishing deal says UKIP MEP

The Government has been accused of “smoke and mirrors” over its announcement that the UK will withdraw from an arrangement that allows foreign countries to fish in British waters.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Members of the 2 Battalion Yorkshire Regiment at Scarborough last year

Soldiers say farewell at freedom march

More than 100 soliders from the Yorkshire Regiment will march through Bridlington on Friday, their final ceremonial parade before a tour of Afghanistan at the end of July.

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The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than 7,000 to 155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.

Yorkshire house prices on the rise - but not as fast as the national average

The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than £7,000 to £155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.
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The Conservatives celebrate a win in East Yorkshire.

Conservative Greg Knight is re-elected in East Yorkshire

Conservative Greg Knight has vowed to push forward with plans for a Bridlington Marina after being re-elected with a majority to represent East Yorkshire at Parliament.

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General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

Yorkshire has voted for its next government - and it has proven to be a most dramatic last 24 hours.

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Sue Flynn's dogs Amy and Dylan outside a polling station in Roundhay, north Leeds

Dogs at polling stations: Our round-up of the best

Every election day, the voters of Britain and their dogs are out in force.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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Voters placed their ballot in a car park

Residents vote in car park as polling station shut

Early-rising voters in Bridlington this morning were asked to place their vote in the car park of the polling station which hadn't opened.
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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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

Labour support could be on the rise in Yorkshire ahead of election day, according to exclusive survey

Labour's backing in Yorkshire and the Humber may be on the rise to give them a bigger lead over the Conservatives, according to an exclusive nationwide survey of voting intentions.
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Mike Jackson, Carl Minns, Alan Clark, Andrew Dennis and Tim Norman with the Rev Matthew Pollard

Candidates check in to the Priory for election debate

The five men hoping to wrest Sir Greg Knight’s grip on the East Yorkshire constituency made a late bid for more votes at an election debate in Bridlington on Monday evening.

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Greg Knight has been the MP for East Yorkshire since 2001

Tory candidate's Alan Partridge-style campaign video goes viral

The East Riding's Tory candidate's campaign video has gone viral for its uncanny likeness to Alan Partridge.
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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Sometimes it can be bloody difficult to make your point. It’s a daily problem for politicians, but the stakes change on the election campaign trail; and as the stakes change, so does the speech.

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