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
Yesterday Labour launched its Charter for Culture and the Creative Industries. We have a passionate belief that the arts should be the entitlement of everyone. This vision is shared by our signatories - Sir Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Melvyn Bragg, Jeanette Winterson and many others. You can read the charter – and see the first … Continue reading Patrick Stewart and Julie Walters have signed Labour’s Charter for Culture and the Creative Industries. Join them.
Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, yesterday demanded that Culture Secretary Maria Miller forge a ‘survival strategy’ for arts and culture outside London as new figures show a funding crisis in Yorkshire and the Humber compared to London. Arts Funding comes in three ways - philanthropy, the Arts … Continue reading Arts Funding Crisis in Yorkshire & Humber – we need a strategy for the arts outside London