Our MP, Alex Sobel, has spoken out against proposed academy partnership for Prince Henry’s and Bramhope Primary

Our local MP Alex Sobel has criticised plans for Prince Henry’s Grammar School to enter into a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) partnership with Bramhope Primary School. The move would see children from Bramhope Primary automatically admitted into Prince Henry’s-- the first primary school to be linked to Prince Henry’s in this way. The move has … Continue reading Our MP, Alex Sobel, has spoken out against proposed academy partnership for Prince Henry’s and Bramhope Primary

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Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 3 – Transport: improvements on A660, Airport rail-link and park and ride, for a cleaner, greener NW Leeds

Transport is vital to quality of life and for accessing jobs. Better public transport is an important way to improve air quality and cut pollution. Improvements on major bus routes, park and ride schemes, new railway stations, smart ticketing and a short-term bike hire scheme: these are all among Labour’s plans for a cleaner, greener … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 3 – Transport: improvements on A660, Airport rail-link and park and ride, for a cleaner, greener NW Leeds

Alex Sobel MP and Leeds NW Labour back University Lecturers’ action on pensions.

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.

Recycling Champion, Headingley’s Cllr Al Garthwaite and Alex Sobel MP – Opted In this Saturday.

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’s response to Leeds Beckett’s redevelopment and its impact on parking.

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.

Labour, working with and for Weetwood: West Park site housing development

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

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

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