Paying a Real Living Wage 97p higher than the government’s living wage, an inclusive employer featuring in Stonewall’s top 100 for LGBT+ people, and with more insourced jobs than any other Council in the UK and no compulsory redundancies, Leeds Labour Council is run to provide the highest standard of service ensured by treating its … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 6 – How we run your council
The largest council in the UK to declare a Climate Emergency, Leeds Labour has ruled out fracking, introduced a clean air zone with charges to encourage businesses to move to less polluting vehicles, is installing new charge points for electric vehicles – and has the largest fleet of council-owned electric vehicles in the UK. All … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 5 – Making Leeds green
The Tories transferred public health to councils, and then cut the council funding! Thanks to Tory and LibDem cuts since 2010, 62.5% of Leeds entire budget is now spent on adult and children’s social care. That's a severe constraint, though we are committed to protecting the most vulnerable. But we’re also finding cash to set … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 4 – Health and growing old in Leeds
Keeping open all Children’s Centres, reducing numbers of children in care, the only city in the UK whose Children’s services are rated ‘Outstanding’, English and Maths results improving at 4x national average, tackling period poverty, supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities as they move into post-16 education, creating over 11,000 new primary school … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 3 – Growing up in Leeds
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
According to a new report, Leeds can become a carbon neutral city by 2050—and could potentially achieve the 2030 target in the climate emergency motion passed by councillors on 27 March. This is the conclusion of a new “carbon roadmap” report published by the Leeds Climate Commission. However, the Leeds Climate Commission warns against underestimating … Continue reading Leeds can become a carbon neutral city. The Labour Council has the political will to work for that.
Leeds City Council is set to approve plans for the city centre. They aim to improve bus reliability - ensuring that buses can navigate easily through the centre - and to substantially enhance the quality of the city centre by increasing public space, and improving walking and cycling. They will contribute to the Council’s aim … Continue reading £20.7 million plan to transform Leeds city centre transport – still time to have your say.
Energy efficient homes in the biggest Council house building programme since the 1980s and long-term help for rough sleepers - Leeds Labour tackles our housing needs. “With Labour, over the next few years we are going to build more than a thousand new council homes in Leeds. All our new homes will be energy efficient … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 1 – Homes for Leeds
At Full Council on 27th March Leeds Labour City Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’. Headingley Councillor, Neil Walshaw, spoke about it in the Council Chamber. « Let me be really clear - the science is irrefutable. It passes the gold standard for scientific research. Technically we know more about climate change then we do gravity right … Continue reading ‘Climate Emergency. We need a Green New Deal now’ says Councillor Neil Walshaw
Local members in Weetwood have chosen James Gibson to stand again for election to Leeds City Council on May 2 2019. James was elected to represent Weetwood in May 2018. In his first nine months as a councillor, he has campaigned and worked tirelessly for the people of Weetwood. From a free breakfast scheme for … Continue reading Councillor James Gibson re-selected to stand for Weetwood in Council Elections 2 May 2019