Holly Lynch MP

Working hard for the people of Halifax, Illingworth & Mixenden, Town, Ovenden, Park, Skircoat, Northowram & Shelf, Sowerby Bridge and Warley

Fight to keep justice local


On the 16th July it was announced that both Halifax Courts are among the 91 Courts in the UK that are threatened with closure. The County Court and Family Court, and Calderdale Magistrates’ and Family Court which are both currently based in Halifax town centre could both be transferred to Bradford.

Holly has joined calls to keep court services in Halifax which if moved to Bradford would lead to increased travel times and would threaten jobs in Halifax.

In October 2015 Holly organised a letter with the Halifax Junior Lawyers Committee to Justice Secretary Michael Gove. Individuals from politics, law and residents of Calderdale wrote to courier_front_page_holly_lynch_mp.jpgRt Hon Michael Gove MP urging him to reconsider his proposed closure of Halifax's courts. The letter includes signatures from directors and owners of 13 different law firms associated with the courts and can be read here.

Holly commented:

"Please join the campaign to let David Cameron know that we must save the buildings, the jobs and access to justice - we want the courts to stay in Halifax."

A petition urging the government to save the court can be signed by clicking here.

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