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Ex-MP Mahon leaves Labour party

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The former Labour MP for Halifax, Alice Mahon, has announced she has resigned from the party.

Mrs Mahon said her decision had a lot to do with its policies, claiming many promises in the 2005 election manifesto had been broken.

Meanwhile the party has had to call off a meeting to choose a candidate for one of its parliamentary seats after a broken seal was found on a ballot box.

Tim Iredale reports.

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