Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake – how cities can make UK fairer & stronger

Leeds is a member of the Core Cities group. Today they have launched a Green paper. Cities are capable, ready and willing to help the UK become a fairer and stronger place. The Green paper sets out how – and calls on government to help and support their efforts. You can read more about it … Continue reading Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake – how cities can make UK fairer & stronger

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

McDonnell’s response to Hammond: Only Labour can deliver Brexit for the many

This morning Philip Hammond made his - delayed - Mansion House speech. Its messages were clear - austerity will continue, the Chancellor is not in agreement with the PM over Brexit. John McDonnell has responded - below. 'The Tories have learnt nothing. . . Only a Labour Government will secure a Brexit for the many … Continue reading McDonnell’s response to Hammond: Only Labour can deliver Brexit for the many

May 1 1997: best for Britain, Best for Leeds NW. What Labour Governments 1997-2010 achieved

Twenty years ago today, the British elected a Labour government at Westminster - and here in Leeds NW we elected a Labour MP, Harold Best. Harold was a great local MP, who worked tirelessly for all his constituents. And the combination of Labour MP and Labour government brought real benefits for Britain and for the … Continue reading May 1 1997: best for Britain, Best for Leeds NW. What Labour Governments 1997-2010 achieved

Leeds Leader Judith Blake gives first reaction to Autumn Statement

The initial verdict of Councillor Judith Blake, the Leader of Leeds City Council, on the autumn statement. “The Autumn Statement does not go nearly far enough in addressing some of the UK’s basic inequalities and there was very little, if any, mention of much-needed support for council services in Leeds. “We need decisive action nationally … Continue reading Leeds Leader Judith Blake gives first reaction to Autumn Statement

Investing in social housing: a good deal for the taxpayer whatever happens after Brexit — Red Brick

'The short term increase in borrowing that would be required to fund the programme of building 100,000 houses for rent per year is estimated to be between £6.5 and £7 billion. This is equivalent to two weeks’ spending on the NHS (or less than a month’s worth of the supposed savings from leaving the EU … Continue reading Investing in social housing: a good deal for the taxpayer whatever happens after Brexit — Red Brick

Labour’s vision for Leeds – A strong economy and a compassionate city. Vote today

Today is polling day – for Leeds City Council elections, and also for West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. We’re asking you to vote Labour in both elections. Labour is standing on its record of achievement – and its commitment to the future: - on its record in working for a strong local economy - … Continue reading Labour’s vision for Leeds – A strong economy and a compassionate city. Vote today

Leeds Labour Council – giving us a strong economy

Why should you vote Labour on May 5th? Because Leeds Labour Council has been successfully supporting economic growth & access to economic opportunities • Bringing Burberry to Leeds, with a £50 million investment in the first phase and providing employment for 1,000 people, including 250 new jobs. • Making the Council a Real Living Wage … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council – giving us a strong economy

Labour local government is already a beacon of progressive politics: vote on May 5 to keep it so

With just over two weeks to go to local elections on May 5, Tristram Hunt yesterday evening issued a clarion call for true devolution – thorough-going enough to truly shift the balance of power back to local government and local people. Tristram Hunt’s speech was a call for Labour to take full ownership of the … Continue reading Labour local government is already a beacon of progressive politics: vote on May 5 to keep it so

Leeds Council Leader, Judith Blake’s warning on Brexit: “It is our communities which would be hardest hit”

Yesterday Leeds' Judith Blake joined over 60 other Labour Council leaders to warn that Brexit would cause “a further funding black hole” in their budgets, which are already strained after six years of cuts to local government by the Tories.'It is our communities which would be hardest hit", they warned - “the disastrous economic effects … Continue reading Leeds Council Leader, Judith Blake’s warning on Brexit: “It is our communities which would be hardest hit”