McDonnell’s response to Hammond: Only Labour can deliver Brexit for the many

This morning Philip Hammond made his - delayed - Mansion House speech. Its messages were clear - austerity will continue, the Chancellor is not in agreement with the PM over Brexit. John McDonnell has responded - below. 'The Tories have learnt nothing. . . Only a Labour Government will secure a Brexit for the many … Continue reading McDonnell’s response to Hammond: Only Labour can deliver Brexit for the many

New Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel today met residents of Hi-Rise block

Today Alex Sobel was out with his team to visit the Hi-Rise Block in the constituency, and to speak to residents about any concerns they had. Alex says: "I have spoken to Leeds City Council and they reassured me of the seriousness with which fire safety in our blocks is treated. A daily inspection is … Continue reading New Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel today met residents of Hi-Rise block

Council reassures tenants of Leeds’ highrise blocks – cladding used is fire-retardant

The devastating fire at Grenfell highrise flats in London earlier this week has shocked the country. A recent refurbishment – with flammable cladding – has been implicated in the disaster. Inevitably, fears have arisen about similar blocks, and similar refurbishments elsewhere. Leeds City Council has reassured its tenants that the cladding used here is fire … Continue reading Council reassures tenants of Leeds’ highrise blocks – cladding used is fire-retardant

Breathing easy across Leeds during Breathe Easy week

We’ve been campaigning hard on Clean Air and Pollution along the A660 corridor and beyond. This is ‘Breathe Easy’ week, and this year the theme is air pollution and clean air. This post gives more details about getting help and support for people in Leeds with lung conditions.

Better Lives for People in Leeds

Each year, Breathe Easy Week, which runs from 12-16 June 2017, raises awareness of lung conditions: this year the theme is air pollution and clean air.  The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is working closely with Leeds City Council’s public health team to deliver Breathe Easy support groups across Leeds, offering support to people with lung conditions.  Jeremy Bacon, British Lung Foundation Breathe Easy manager explains how the groups work, how you can get involved and why they have a key role in helping people improve their health   

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Alex Sobel is Labour MP for Leeds North West: Election results 2017

On Thursday June 8 2017 Leeds North West elected a Labour MP, Alex Sobel. This was exactly 20 years after this constituency first elected a Labour MP, Harold Best, in 1997. Harold held the seat until 2005. Alex won with a very convincing 44.1% of the vote. Alex Sobel, Labour and Co-operative Party – 20416 … Continue reading Alex Sobel is Labour MP for Leeds North West: Election results 2017

Clean Air Act, No Fracking, No Fox Hunting – Vote Alex Sobel in Leeds NW

Labour's policies on the Environment include - Clean Air Act - No to Fracking - Keep the Fox Hunting Ban - 60% of energy from Low Carbon and Renewables by 2030 - End to the Ivory Trade And a vote for Labour is not just a protest - it's a vote to get those policies … Continue reading Clean Air Act, No Fracking, No Fox Hunting – Vote Alex Sobel in Leeds NW

Alex Sobel’s Green credentials – ‘fairness and the green agenda go hand in hand’

Alex Sobel, our candidate in Leeds NW, has strong green credentials. He is the Deputy Executive Member for Sustainability and Climate Change on Leeds City Council, and also a member of the SERA Executive Committee. Through SERA he’s been involved in campaigning for and shaping the big picture on Labour’s Green agenda. Here at home, … Continue reading Alex Sobel’s Green credentials – ‘fairness and the green agenda go hand in hand’

Alex Sobel is a Labour and Co-operative Party candidate: two for the price of one

We’re delighted to say that Alex Sobel, the candidate chosen by Labour party members here in Leeds NW, has also been endorsed by the Co-operative party. He will stand – and, we hope, win – as a Labour and Co-operative party candidate. You’ve seen Labour’s manifesto; you know what being a Labour candidate means, and … Continue reading Alex Sobel is a Labour and Co-operative Party candidate: two for the price of one