Alex Sobel was returned as MP for Leeds NW in General Election 2019.

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Alex was born in Hyde Park and has lived in North Leeds for over 25 years. He lives in Weetwood Ward with his wife and two children.

He was elected to be the MP for Leeds North West in 2017, after many years running Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber and as the lead councillor for Climate Change on Leeds City Council.

In his role as an MP he has led the way on combating climate change, fighting against a disastrous Tory Brexit and defending our public services – all while supporting thousands of individuals with casework issues.

After being re-selected unanimously by his local party branch members here in Headingley, Weetwood, Adel and Wharfedale and Otley and Yeadon, Alex is now proudly standing as the Labour and Co-operative Party Parliamentary candidate for Leeds North West. [ Read more about what that Co-operative party means here – ]


Alex is deeply committed to Leeds and its people, and to the Labour Party and its ideals. He is an advocate for a radical and transformative politics with particular focus on environmentalism, higher education and industrial strategy.


Swift action to combat climate change is necessary to save this planet – it’s the only home we have. Alex has worked towards a carbon-free future for the UK by supporting investment in new green technologies, scrutinising the Government from his position on the Environmental Audit Committee and campaigning for improved public transport in and around Leeds.


Working alongside Leeds City Council and the Combined Transport Authority, Alex has pushed for better train stations and line electrification, cleaner public transport (hybrid buses & cycling schemes) and tackling congestion with enhancements to road infrastructure.


Work should empower people and provide them with financial security and fulfilment. Since 2010, there has been a huge increase in insecure and poorly paid work. In Parliament, Alex will support the Labour Party’s drive to secure a living wage, ban zero-hours contracts and enhance workplace rights.


In Leeds NW

– In just over 2 years in Parliament he has completed over 3000 pieces of individual casework for people in Leeds NW, responded to more than 8000 campaign letters ans emails, held 201 advice surgeries and visited over 200 community groups.

– He has secured over £100,000 for constituents in the form of bank fraud repayments, pension claims and DWP compensation.

– He was the first ever MP for Leeds NW to hold surgeries in August.

– He won the Brake Road Safety Award for his work bringing forward a transport strategy for our area.

– And his caseworker, Natalie, was awarded the prestigious Parliamentary Staffer of the Year for her outstanding work alongside him.

– He has taken action over the rise in crime concerns – organising a public meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner, and meeting regularly with police to ensure progress on the issues people raised there – speeding, the use of quad bikes,  burglary and anti-social behaviour.

– He has campaigned against local school cuts and taken parents’ concerns to Westminster – challenging the Secretary of State in the Commons.

At Westminster

– Defending the environment has been his key priority. He has campaigned for a reduction in single-use plastics, for a shift away from fossil fuels and for protection from flooding.

–  –  his work in this field has been nationally recognised in nominations for two Green Heart Hero Awards, including Greenest MP and Greenest New MP.

– He is an animal welfare champion and was a leading force  in banning wild animals in circuses, changing laws to stop ivory dealing and imposing controls on the sales of puppies and kittens.

Alex has been an active and committed member of Parliament. In just two years he has made  325 spoken contributions, voted 352 times and asked 800 questions since taking office.

Alex is proud to stand for re-election on his record and achievements here in Leeds NW and at Westminster. Please vote for him on 12 December 2019.


Promoted by Nik Rutherford, on behalf of Alex Sobel, both at the Philip Coyne Labour Rooms, 21, Nelson Street, Otley, LS21 1EZ