University Lecturers have been taking action this week – in connection with changes to their pension scheme. Our MP Alex Sobel has been out giving personal support, and our constituency party has backed them strongly. On Friday morning, Alex spoke to the Leeds UCU picket line. He supported staff strike action, which is fighting against … Continue reading Alex Sobel MP and Leeds NW Labour back University Lecturers’ action on pensions.
Opt In? Intrigued? Clue – it’s a pile of rubbish, five to be precise. It’s the unique and brilliant Leeds Recycling Art Installation, created in partnership between Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council. It’s all about recycling. And after its unveiling on Woodhouse Moor this Saturday 24 February by Alex Sobel MP, it’ll be … Continue reading Recycling Champion, Headingley’s Cllr Al Garthwaite and Alex Sobel MP – Opted In this Saturday.
Weetwood Labour party are proud to have Leeds Beckett University in our ward. But we’ve had some concerns about the impact of their redevelopment schemes on local residents. So we joined forces with our Labour MP, Alex Sobel, to take our concerns to the University. As a result, we’re calling for no net reduction in … Continue reading Weetwood Labour’s response to Leeds Beckett’s redevelopment and its impact on parking.
In November and December 2017 Weetwood Labour Party surveyed residents in the West Park area. The aim was to find out about their views and opinions regarding the proposed housing development on the old West Park Centre site. A number of residents expressed concern that the redevelopment could lead to traffic congestion in the area. … Continue reading Labour, working with and for Weetwood: West Park site housing development
Since 2016 Headingley and Weetwood Labour Parties have been campaigning on the issue of Clean Air along the A660 corridor. The Leeds NW Labour Party has committed itself to the campaign. Our new MP, Alex Sobel – who has a strong record of environmental political action - has fully backed it. So Labour’s A660 Clean … Continue reading Clean Air on A660 in Leeds NW – time for all of us to have our say
We’ve been out and about talking to hundreds of residents in Weetwood. It’s all part of our Weetwood Labour Party Listening Project – aiming to find out the issues you’re most concerned about. We’ve had a fantastic response. In the Bedford and Tinshill area the two issues that came up again and again were Policing … Continue reading Policing in Tinshill, traffic management in Ireland Wood: Weetwood Labour Party listening and acting
Last week the Australian investment firm, AMP, bought Leeds Bradford airport. Our MP Alex Sobel, has been quick to seek assurances from the new owners on the airport’s future – on infrastructure investment, terms and conditions for staff and improvements for passengers. The airport, which was once owned jointly by local authorities, was bought by … Continue reading Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel seeks assurances from Leeds Bradford Airport’s new owners
Alex Sobel MP slammed Universal Credit in yesterday’s Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit in the House of Commons. The Labour Party called the debate to demand a pause to the rollout of Universal Credit to allow time to fix the numerous problems with the new system. In the vote that followed the debate, MPs … Continue reading Alex Sobel slams Universal Credit in House of Commons Speech
Our MP Alex Sobel has joined fellow Leeds MP, Hilary Benn, in offering his support to those taking strike action at Leeds University. https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/8975/Pressure-grows-on-University-of-Leeds-as-more-MPs-back-striking-staff#.WeCCphRf6fU.twitter As Alex wrote: "Dear UCU members at the University of Leeds I want to let those of you who live in the Leeds North West constituency know that you have my … Continue reading Alex Sobel’s message of support to Leeds University staff taking strike action
Keir Starmer visited Headingley to address local residents about the Brexit process and Labour’s vision for the future. He said that Labour was ready to take up the challenge of the negotiations if a general election takes place within the next two years. He also criticised the Lib Dems for the strategy of simply ‘Rubbing … Continue reading Starmer Outlines Brexit Vision at Leeds Event