Amid all the high-profile Brexit activity, it’s easy to forget the huge amount of work MPs and their staff do for constituents day in day out. Just how much – and just how successfully – has recently been recognised by a national award for a member of Alex Sobel’s team here in Leeds North West. … Continue reading Labour staffer in Alex Sobel’s office wins National award – for helping the people of Leeds North West.
My statement on why I will vote against the deal when it comes to a vote in the House of Commons I am writing to update you on my position on the EU Withdrawal Agreement that Theresa May has brought back from Brussels. This statement was written on Thursday, November 15th, and there is a … Continue reading Why I will vote against the proposed Brexit deal. Alex Sobel MP for Leeds NW
Our Leeds NW MP, Alex Sobel, has secured a commitment for a London connection from Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway. LNER are to run six trains per day on the Harrogate line and the new Bramhope station is set to be the key stop between Leeds and Harrogate. This will provide a direct London connection to … Continue reading Leeds NW MP, Alex Sobel, secures deal for direct rail link to London
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
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
Below is a link to our MP Alex Sobel's statement on Syria. It takes its cue and moral compass from Robin Cook's statement on Iraq. It is careful, thoughtful and important - please read it in its entirety. https://openlabour.org/syria-ethical-foreign-policy/
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