‘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

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

Alex Sobel chosen as Labour candidate for Leeds North West in 2017

We’re delighted to announce that Alex Sobel has been chosen as Labour’s candidate for Leeds NW in the General Election on 8 June 2017. For more information on Alex - see our page http://wp.me/P3nrSW-8n2 Alex was first selected to fight this seat in the 2015 election – and he’s remained committed to it ever since. … Continue reading Alex Sobel chosen as Labour candidate for Leeds North West in 2017

Zygmunt Bauman: Alex Sobel reflects on a great left-wing thinker, Leeds NW resident and personal friend

On 9 January Zygmunt Bauman died at the age of 91. He was a great sociologist and philosopher, a man whose work has a growing relevance for those of us on the left as we tackle the challenges of a changing world. Exiled from Poland in 1968, he settled in Leeds in the early 1970s, … Continue reading Zygmunt Bauman: Alex Sobel reflects on a great left-wing thinker, Leeds NW resident and personal friend