Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 2- The Leeds Economy

Labour’s strategy aims for a local economy which provides great jobs with workers’ rights, not in-work poverty and disempowerment, which harnesses and builds on our people's creative talents to make a global cultural city. And which achieves growth while minimising congestion and air pollution, for example by attracting peopke back on to public transport. “Labour … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 2- The Leeds Economy

‘We are presenting a compelling case to government for a One Yorkshire devolution deal’ says Leeds’ Judith Blake

Yorkshire council leaders have presented a case to government in favour of One Yorkshire devolution. They have asked the government to work with them to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal which could deliver a £30bn-a-year boost to the region and the UK. The findings of a new independent study confirm there is a coherent … Continue reading ‘We are presenting a compelling case to government for a One Yorkshire devolution deal’ says Leeds’ Judith Blake

The TUC is 150 years old this year. Here’s to the next century and a half. #TUC150

As the TUC prepares to meet in conference, we celebrate its great history. The TUC is 150 years old this year- a century and a half at the heart of the Labour movement. Strong unions are essential to the lives and living standards of working people. There's no doubt that we'll need it for the … Continue reading The TUC is 150 years old this year. Here’s to the next century and a half. #TUC150

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