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Clean Air on A660 in Leeds NW – time for all of us to have our say

Since 2016 Headingley and Weetwood Labour Parties have been campaigning on the issue of Clean Air along the A660 corridor. The Leeds NW Labour Party has committed itself to the campaign. Our new MP, Alex Sobel – who has a strong record of environmental political action - has fully backed it. So Labour’s A660 Clean … Continue reading Clean Air on A660 in Leeds NW – time for all of us to have our say

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Labour’s Debbie Abrahams calls for pause to fix Universal Credit before Christmas

Today the Trussell Trust released figures which confirm the grim reality of Christmas for so many families in Britain. They expect this to be the busiest Christmas to date for their foodbank network. They have called on us all to help those facing hunger at Christmas. “New data released today reveals that during December 2016, … Continue reading Labour’s Debbie Abrahams calls for pause to fix Universal Credit before Christmas

A Rebel in Munich, Moscow and Otley. Join us on 4 December for Pizza and Politics

On Monday December 4th 2017 7.30 pm Otley and Yeadon Labour Party's next Pizza and Politics Cafe. At the Philip Coyne Labour Rooms, Otley Dr Corinne Painter of Leeds University will talk about - Hilde Kramer: A Rebel in Munich, Moscow and Otley In the midst of the German revolution at the end of the … Continue reading A Rebel in Munich, Moscow and Otley. Join us on 4 December for Pizza and Politics

Tues 21 Nov, discussion evening with Jo Ingold: Barriers to entry into the work place.

The next of our popular discussion evenings will take place this Tuesday, 21 November. The topic is Barriers To Entry Into The Workplace - and discussion is hosted By Dr Jo Ingold. Tuesday 21 November, 7 - 9 p.m., Heart Cafe, Bennett Rd, Headingley This is an informal and friendly political discussion evening hosted by … Continue reading Tues 21 Nov, discussion evening with Jo Ingold: Barriers to entry into the work place.

Women’s Forum Event, Sat 25 November, Meanwood Institute

A call to all women members of Leeds NW Labour Party. Join us for a Women's Forum Event, on Saturday 25 November, 1-3 p.m., Meanwood Institute, 92 Green Road. Come along and enjoy refreshments, games and a general opportunity to socialise with other women members. This is an informal and inclusive event. It's an opportunity … Continue reading Women’s Forum Event, Sat 25 November, Meanwood Institute

November 25-26th – First Youth PeaceJam Conference, Leeds Trinity University.

PeaceJam is an international education programme, where Nobel Peace Laureates share their experiences to inspire young people to make positive change in themselves, their communities and the world. In November they are launching the programme in Leeds - at Leeds Trinity University. The speaker will be Mairead Maguire. She won the Nobel Prize in 1976 … Continue reading November 25-26th – First Youth PeaceJam Conference, Leeds Trinity University.

Policing in Tinshill, traffic management in Ireland Wood: Weetwood Labour Party listening and acting

We’ve been out and about talking to hundreds of residents in Weetwood. It’s all part of our Weetwood Labour Party Listening Project – aiming to find out the issues you’re most concerned about. We’ve had a fantastic response. In the Bedford and Tinshill area the two issues that came up again and again were Policing … Continue reading Policing in Tinshill, traffic management in Ireland Wood: Weetwood Labour Party listening and acting

Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel seeks assurances from Leeds Bradford Airport’s new owners

Last week the Australian investment firm, AMP, bought Leeds Bradford airport. Our MP Alex Sobel, has been quick to seek assurances from the new owners on the airport’s future – on infrastructure investment, terms and conditions for staff and improvements for passengers. The airport, which was once owned jointly by local authorities, was bought by … Continue reading Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel seeks assurances from Leeds Bradford Airport’s new owners

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

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