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Alex Sobel slams Universal Credit in House of Commons Speech

Alex Sobel MP slammed Universal Credit in yesterday’s  Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit in the House of Commons. The Labour Party called the debate to demand a pause to the rollout of Universal Credit to allow time to fix the numerous problems with the new system. In the vote that followed the debate, MPs … Continue reading Alex Sobel slams Universal Credit in House of Commons Speech

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Alex Sobel’s message of support to Leeds University staff taking strike action

Our MP Alex Sobel has joined fellow Leeds MP, Hilary Benn, in offering his support to those taking strike action at Leeds University. https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/8975/Pressure-grows-on-University-of-Leeds-as-more-MPs-back-striking-staff#.WeCCphRf6fU.twitter As Alex wrote: "Dear UCU members at the University of Leeds I want to let those of you who live in the Leeds North West constituency know that you have my … Continue reading Alex Sobel’s message of support to Leeds University staff taking strike action

Starmer Outlines Brexit Vision at Leeds Event

Keir Starmer visited Headingley to address local residents about the Brexit process and Labour’s vision for the future. He said that Labour was ready to take up the challenge of the negotiations if a general election takes place within the next two years. He also criticised the Lib Dems for the strategy of simply ‘Rubbing … Continue reading Starmer Outlines Brexit Vision at Leeds Event

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

September’s Brexit vote: Alex Sobel MP draws his red lines

In September Parliament will be voting on the EU Withdrawal Bill also known as the Great Repeal Bill. This is the first piece of legislation relating to the Brexit process to go before Parliament. We know what is in it – it has already had its first token Parliamentary reading. And we know the direction … Continue reading September’s Brexit vote: Alex Sobel MP draws his red lines

Judith Blake & Northern Labour leaders call summit on government investment

Labour Leader of Leeds City Council, Judith Blake, has joined other Labour Council Leaders and Mayors of Northern Cities in reacting strongly to recent government statements about transport infrastructure investment – i.e. the Tories’ decision to cancel funding for rail electrification while issuing backing for London’s Crossrail 2 - and their implications for the North. … Continue reading Judith Blake & Northern Labour leaders call summit on government investment

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

‘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