‘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

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May 1 1997: best for Britain, Best for Leeds NW. What Labour Governments 1997-2010 achieved

Twenty years ago today, the British elected a Labour government at Westminster - and here in Leeds NW we elected a Labour MP, Harold Best. Harold was a great local MP, who worked tirelessly for all his constituents. And the combination of Labour MP and Labour government brought real benefits for Britain and for the … Continue reading May 1 1997: best for Britain, Best for Leeds NW. What Labour Governments 1997-2010 achieved

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

Leeds NW and Horsforth Labour campaign against cuts to local schools

It’s been calculated that over £32 million will be lost to Leeds Schools by 2020 under the government’s School Funding proposals – that’s 860 teachers and an average of £314 per pupil. Unless the Government allocates additional money, schools and academies are set to lose huge amounts in real terms cuts — rising to £3 … Continue reading Leeds NW and Horsforth Labour campaign against cuts to local schools

Golden Acre Park – safe in Leeds Labour’s hands,under threat from Tory cuts

Remember George Osborne? Remember the Tories’ Housing Bill earlier this year? Remember the threat to Council assets it contained – to libraries, parks. . . ? Labour’s John Healey warned about the likely consequences of George’s plans to plug the holes he’d made in the public purse back then. And we duly passed on his … Continue reading Golden Acre Park – safe in Leeds Labour’s hands,under threat from Tory cuts

Leeds City Council results are expected later today. Watch this space

Counting of votes in Leeds City Council elections begins today at 10 a.m. West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner votes will be counted this afternoon. We will update this web-post as and when we get results for Leeds NW wards. Watch this space. Adel and Wharfedale Tory hold Paul Wray Labour - 1270 Barry Anderson … Continue reading Leeds City Council results are expected later today. Watch this space

Labour’s vision for Leeds – A strong economy and a compassionate city. Vote today

Today is polling day – for Leeds City Council elections, and also for West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. We’re asking you to vote Labour in both elections. Labour is standing on its record of achievement – and its commitment to the future: - on its record in working for a strong local economy - … Continue reading Labour’s vision for Leeds – A strong economy and a compassionate city. Vote today