Clean Air on A660 in Leeds NW – time for all of us to have our say

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

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Policing in Tinshill, traffic management in Ireland Wood: Weetwood Labour Party listening and acting

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

Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel seeks assurances from Leeds Bradford Airport’s new owners

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 slams Universal Credit in House of Commons Speech

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

Alex Sobel’s message of support to Leeds University staff taking strike action

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

Starmer Outlines Brexit Vision at Leeds Event

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

September’s Brexit vote: Alex Sobel MP draws his red lines

In September Parliament will be voting on the EU Withdrawal Bill also known as the Great Repeal Bill. This is the first piece of legislation relating to the Brexit process to go before Parliament. We know what is in it – it has already had its first token Parliamentary reading. And we know the direction … Continue reading September’s Brexit vote: Alex Sobel MP draws his red lines

‘A strong voice in this House and a powerful advocate for my constituency’ – Alex Sobel’s Maiden Speech

On Wednesday 12 July our new MP, Alex Sobel, made his maiden speech – in the debate concerning the Grenfell Tower tragedy. He celebrated the diverse and great area which is Leeds North West Constituency. He promised to ‘speak truth to power and be an advocate for this one issue [climate change], which will define … Continue reading ‘A strong voice in this House and a powerful advocate for my constituency’ – Alex Sobel’s Maiden Speech

Alex Sobel MP backs musicians in Leeds NW to get the best possible deal from Brexit

Did you know that the creative industries are worth over £87bn in their contribution to the economy - more than oil and gas, life sciences and aerospace combined? They are the fastest-growing sector of the economy, employing 1 in 11 people. The UK has the largest cultural economy in the world relative to Gross Domestic … Continue reading Alex Sobel MP backs musicians in Leeds NW to get the best possible deal from Brexit

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