Neil Walshaw re-selected as Labour candidate for Headingley and Hyde Park ward

Headingley and Hyde Park Labour Party members have chosen to re-select Neil Walshaw as their candidate in Headingley and Hyde Park Ward. He will stand for re-election to Leeds City Council on May 2. Neil has been a Councillor for Headingley since 2011. He is a tireless campaigner on local issues, known for his warm … Continue reading Neil Walshaw re-selected as Labour candidate for Headingley and Hyde Park ward

Nigel Gill chosen to stand for Adel and Wharfedale in Council elections, 2 May 2019

Local members of Adel and Wharfedale Labour Party have chosen Nigel Gill to stand as candidate in elections for Leeds City Council on 2 May 2019. Nigel works as a Credit Controller for a green energy company based in Leeds. He brings with him considerable experience of local politics. He has been a Town Councillor … Continue reading Nigel Gill chosen to stand for Adel and Wharfedale in Council elections, 2 May 2019

Mobilisation Assistant: Leeds NW Constituency

Job Title: Mobilisation Assistant Responsible to: Leeds North West Constituency Labour Party Location: Headingley, Leeds Salary: 19,177,56 Pro Rota Position Type: Part Time HR Contract: 12-month fixed term (with the possibility of extension) Date Posted: 27/11/2018 Posting Expires: 4/12/2018 Applications Accepted By Email Applicants should send a CV and covering letter detailing their qualifications and … Continue reading Mobilisation Assistant: Leeds NW Constituency

Clean vans, clean air – Labour Leeds leads the way

We're delighted that Leeds' Labour-run City Council has become one of the first organisations to sign up to a new national 'Clean Van Commitment'. With a nationwide investment of £40 million, this initiative will speed up the switchover from high-emissions diesel vans to zero-emissions electric vans - with enormous benefits for our environment and public … Continue reading Clean vans, clean air – Labour Leeds leads the way

On Yorkshire day, here’s Leeds Labour Leader, Judith Blake, on Yorkshire devolution.

On Yorkshire day, here’s Leeds Labour Leader, Judith Blake, on Yorkshire devolution. ‘The chorus of voices in favour of One Yorkshire devolution is growing and it’s time for government to listen and stop holding our county back. Yorkshire politicians from all parties, as well as cross-sector representatives in the TUC, the Confederation of British Industry … Continue reading On Yorkshire day, here’s Leeds Labour Leader, Judith Blake, on Yorkshire devolution.

Partition of India– a Leeds NW member remembers a toddler’s terrifying journey in Sylhet

As we remember the partition of the Indian sub-continent, our secretary, Doreen Illingworth, has sent in her memories of being caught up in the tragic events. "I was hot & upset, sitting on a very scratchy thick old army blanket in the back of a Morris car driving along the unpaved roads in Bengal with … Continue reading Partition of India– a Leeds NW member remembers a toddler’s terrifying journey in Sylhet

‘We are whatever it is we want to be – and whatever it is we believe we can be.” Leeds Cllr Alison Lowe celebrates #IWD2017

International Women’s Day events are held worldwide on March 8 to celebrate women and their global contribution. Various women, including political, community, and business leaders, as well as leading educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and television personalities, are usually invited to speak at events on the day, highlighting their successes to illustrate how much progress has been […] … Continue reading ‘We are whatever it is we want to be – and whatever it is we believe we can be.” Leeds Cllr Alison Lowe celebrates #IWD2017

Cllr Pauleen Grahame reminds us of Leeds women who defended Britain in WWII – celebrating the forgotten

On International Women’s Day – Cllr Pauleen Grahame writes about the Barnbow Lasses, A story of women who worked in a munitions factory which also records the worst tragedy in the history of the City of Leeds – in terms of people killed – a story however that never made the news headlines of the […] … Continue reading Cllr Pauleen Grahame reminds us of Leeds women who defended Britain in WWII – celebrating the forgotten

Headingley Councillor Al Garthwaite on the history of International Women’s Day

After being celebrated widely during the first part of the twentieth century, International Women’s Day was neglected, apart from in the Soviet Union, where men would present women with flowers and make them a cup of tea, presumably as some sort of sop for doing nothing for them the rest of the year. This was […] … Continue reading Headingley Councillor Al Garthwaite on the history of International Women’s Day