Yvette Cooper MP
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The development of Queen's Mill in Castleford has taken a further step forward with the presentation of the Historical Document to Castleford Heritage Trust.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.
Yvette joined NHS breast screening staff and local activists from The Yorkshire Haven Centre to raise awareness of breast cancer screening and launch the ‘Yorkshire in the Pink’ campaign in Breast Cancer Awareness this month.
Last week Yvette visited De Lacy Gardens in Pontefract with students from the Kings School to hear about the work students have been doing helping older people to get online and learn how to use computers and the internet.