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

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

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

Grammar schools – education for 75-80% suffers, disproportionately the poor: James Bloodworth

Grammar schools perpetuate and reinforce the inequalities in our society. Yet in the face of cuts in money for the education of the many, the Tories in this week’s budget found cash for free schools – which might include grammars. According to James Bloodworth, grammar schools may help 20-25%, but education for 75-80% suffers, and … Continue reading Grammar schools – education for 75-80% suffers, disproportionately the poor: James Bloodworth

Leeds NW and Horsforth Labour campaign against cuts to local schools

It’s been calculated that over £32 million will be lost to Leeds Schools by 2020 under the government’s School Funding proposals – that’s 860 teachers and an average of £314 per pupil. Unless the Government allocates additional money, schools and academies are set to lose huge amounts in real terms cuts — rising to £3 … Continue reading Leeds NW and Horsforth Labour campaign against cuts to local schools

Leeds Labour Council Leader Judith Blake seeks answers from PM: on Social Care funding, and Surrey’s ‘arrangements’

The Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA Prime Minister, We are writing regarding funding arrangements for Conservative-run Surrey County Council. Specifically, the alleged reason behind David Hodge’s decision to drop a planned referendum on increasing council tax by 15 per cent to cover the severe shortfalls in social care, after apparently holding ‘several … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council Leader Judith Blake seeks answers from PM: on Social Care funding, and Surrey’s ‘arrangements’

Otley Anti-Racism, Anti-Trump demonstration – Sat 4 Feb, 6 p.m. Market Square

Did you miss the anti-racism, anti-Trump demonstration in Leeds this week? Then join tomorrow’s in Otley Market Square – 6-7 p.m. It’s organised by A Flock of Needles ‘an Otley based community group bringing people together to sew small handheld birds to be sent to the children who are refugees in Europe.’ There’ll be African … Continue reading Otley Anti-Racism, Anti-Trump demonstration – Sat 4 Feb, 6 p.m. Market Square

Balls for the NHS, & chocs for Labour in Ireland Wood: never dull campaigning with Leeds NW CLP

Most Saturdays, come rain, shine or drizzle – someone is out campaigning for Labour in Leeds North West. Our NHS campaign day last week was a great success – with stalls in Otley market, Arndale centre Headingley – and just over the border outside Meanwood Waitrose. Otley and Yeadon had one of their ‘balls in … Continue reading Balls for the NHS, & chocs for Labour in Ireland Wood: never dull campaigning with Leeds NW CLP

Thurs 26 Jan – Join Headingley and Weetwood Labour Parties to discuss housing solutions locally and nationally

What would a socially just and sustainable housing policy look like? That’s a central question we’ll be discussing at a public meeting with Prof Paul Chatterton (University of Leeds) Thurs 26 January, 7-9 p.m., The New Headingley Club, 56, St Michael’s Lane. We’ll be considering the current crisis in housing and possible ways forward - … Continue reading Thurs 26 Jan – Join Headingley and Weetwood Labour Parties to discuss housing solutions locally and nationally