Andy Rontree chosen as Labour candidate for Adel and Wharfedale in Leeds Elections May 3

Local Labour party members have chosen Andy Rontree as prospective candidate for Adel and Wharfedale ward in Leeds City Council elections in May 2018. Andy has lived in north west Leeds for over 30 years, since he first came to the city as a student. He completed a degree in History, then worked at Leeds … Continue reading Andy Rontree chosen as Labour candidate for Adel and Wharfedale in Leeds Elections May 3

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Nigel Gill chosen to stand in Adel and Wharfedale in Leeds Council elections, May 2018

Local Labour party members have chosen Nigel Gill to stand in Adel and Wharfedale ward in Leeds City Council elections in May 2018. Nigel was born and bred in Otley. He attended Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Thomas Danby College, Newcastle College and the University of Bradford, where he gained a BA (Hons) in Peace Studies, … Continue reading Nigel Gill chosen to stand in Adel and Wharfedale in Leeds Council elections, May 2018

Leeds NW Labour celebrating our 4 great women candidates for May 2018. International Women’s Day

Today, on International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating our women candidates who are standing for election here in Leeds NW on May 3. We have four of them – one in every ward in the constituency. Is that a first? In the new ward of Headingley and Hyde Park, sitting councillor Al Garthwaite will be standing … Continue reading Leeds NW Labour celebrating our 4 great women candidates for May 2018. International Women’s Day

It’s a keyring, a bag charm, a dangly thing. Creative Leeds NE Labour women supporting women candidates and celebrating IWD

Leeds North East Labour Party Women's Forum have produced a keyring/bag charm/dangly thing to celebrate International Women's Day and raise funds for female candidates. Based on a design by the brilliant Lauren O'Grady from Nottingham, it depicts a female symbol embracing the Labour rose. The keyrings are produced on a home 3D printer using recycled … Continue reading It’s a keyring, a bag charm, a dangly thing. Creative Leeds NE Labour women supporting women candidates and celebrating IWD

Geraldine Montgomerie is Labour’s candidate in Adel and Wharfedale

Local Labour party members in Adel and Wharfedale have chosen Geraldine Montgomerie as one of their prospective candidates for the Leeds City Council elections in May 2018. Geraldine, who is a mother of two, was born in Leeds, and has lived and worked here all her life. She grew up in Woodhouse, and lives off … Continue reading Geraldine Montgomerie is Labour’s candidate in Adel and Wharfedale

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

‘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

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