Yvette Cooper MP
The news that Kellingley is to close in 2015 will come as a blow to workers, their families and the wider community
Responding to the news that Kellingley colliery will close in 2015, local MP Yvette Cooper said:
In response to the Written Ministerial Statement today by Minister of State for Energy Michael Fallon, Member of Parliament for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley Yvette Cooper said:
“This is a deeply troubling statement from the Government on UK Coal.
Yvette Cooper, MP for Castleford, Normanton and Knottingley, said:
“The news that Kellingley may close is dreadful and we will keep fighting to keep the pit open.
A food bank in Knottingley that was struggling for space had its appeal answered last week.
Last week Yvette Cooper met with staff and students at Airedale Boxing Club to hear about the work they do and their campaign to find more space to expand the club.
Hundreds of people in the Wakefield District, and thousands of people across the country, have been wrongly charged the Bedroom tax, new information shows.
A new Food bank that recently opened in Knottingley has helped over 100 people with emergency parcels of food within the first two months.
Pontefract St Giles student Honorata Jachymiak got a surprise on Friday when local MP Yvette Cooper announced the winning entry to her annual Christmas card competition in a special assembly to the whole school.
The development of Queen's Mill in Castleford has taken a further step forward with the presentation of the Historical Document to Castleford Heritage Trust. The Document contains a detailed history of the Mill from the original construction right up to the present day.