‘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

Sun shone on Kirkstall Festival – and on Leeds NW Labour stall

It was typical Kirkstall Festival weather yesterday, warm & sunny, & over 20,000 people took advantage of it, and had a great time. The Leeds NW Labour Stall was buzzing – and we made a sizeable profit, a start for our next General Election Fund. Lots of people visited the stall, chatted & bought. Many … Continue reading Sun shone on Kirkstall Festival – and on Leeds NW Labour stall

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 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

Labour MEPs want compensation for car buyers after Dieselgate – and better air quality too!

Here in Leeds NW, Labour are campaigning hard on the issue of Clean Air – and especially against the levels of pollution around the A660 corridor. Leeds, and areas like those affected by the A660, fall foul of air quality standards, standards set – we’d remind you – by the EU. Leeds Labour-controlled council has … Continue reading Labour MEPs want compensation for car buyers after Dieselgate – and better air quality too!

Leeds City Council resolution on Clean Air – passed 29 March 2017

On Monday 3 April, Cllr Lucinda Yeadon spoke to a public meeting in Headingley on the subject of air pollution. In our report of that meeting, we mentioned the resolution passed by Leeds Labour-controlled council on the subject. The full text of that resolution is below. This Council believes that air pollution in the UK … Continue reading Leeds City Council resolution on Clean Air – passed 29 March 2017

Clean Air and A660 pollution: Report on meeting with Cllr Lucinda Yeadon

There was a packed public meeting in Headingley on Monday 3 April when Cllr Lucinda Yeadon [Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council and its Executive Member for Health & Environment] spoke to Labour Party members and others concerned about reduced air quality in LS6 and LS16 and the risks to health arising that the A660’s … Continue reading Clean Air and A660 pollution: Report on meeting with Cllr Lucinda Yeadon

Clean Air: Public meeting with Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Headingley 3 April

From Otley to Headingley, air quality is something which concerns all of us here in Leeds NW. The A 660 corridor links the constituency from one end to the other. As we’ve said before, it often has some of the highest levels of air pollution in the UK, as measured by the monitoring station near … Continue reading Clean Air: Public meeting with Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Headingley 3 April

Headingley War Memorial Restoration completed – dedication ceremony, Sunday 2 April

Headingley War Memorial is a familiar sight to all who live in Leeds North West. It stands opposite the Skyrack pub and St Michaels Church, where the A660 – here Headingley Lane - meets St Michaels Road. It is a First World War memorial, commemorating the 125 men from the St Michaels Parish district of … Continue reading Headingley War Memorial Restoration completed – dedication ceremony, Sunday 2 April