VOTE ALEX SOBEL TODAY – For Leeds NW, for Leeds, for Britain: Labour’s message of Hope and Change – and protecting the weak and vulnerable

It’s polling day tomorrow. So on your last day of decision – here’s a reminder of what Labour is pledging. But also, remember, it’s a local election here in Leeds. So here’s a reminder, too, of what Labour in office locally has achieved. Labour’s manifesto is here – and we’ve provided links to all the … Continue reading VOTE ALEX SOBEL TODAY – For Leeds NW, for Leeds, for Britain: Labour’s message of Hope and Change – and protecting the weak and vulnerable

A vote for ANY LibDem is a vote for THE LIBDEMS. Here’s a reminder of their record

The election on May 7 will be tight. The number of MPs and votes each party gets will count – including in any negotiations afterwards. The LibDems are pitching hard for your vote here in Leeds NW. It’s time for a reminder of what they have done in Government with the Tories since 2010. For … Continue reading A vote for ANY LibDem is a vote for THE LIBDEMS. Here’s a reminder of their record

Bedroom Tax – LibDem coalition with Tories made it possible, Labour will abolish on day 1.

Ed Miliband today announced that an end to the Tories cruel and unfair bedroom tax - which has hit almost half a million people – will be the first act of his new Labour government. From day one of the new Labour government, new funds will be made available to offset the full costs of … Continue reading Bedroom Tax – LibDem coalition with Tories made it possible, Labour will abolish on day 1.

Labour’s plan for Older People: Triple lock on pensions, end to 15-min care visits, support for active life, a voice at heart of government

Labour has launched its manifesto for Older people. Its main provisions will • Triple lock pensions so that they rise by earnings, inflation or 2.5 per cent, whichever is the highest. • Implement a tough cap on fees and charges in the private pensions market. • Restrict winter fuel payments for the richest five per … Continue reading Labour’s plan for Older People: Triple lock on pensions, end to 15-min care visits, support for active life, a voice at heart of government

Financial responsibility, Tax justice, A Britain that works for all its people: Ed Miliband launches Labour’s manifesto

Below we post a shortened and lightly edited version of Ed Miliband’s speech launching Labour’s manifesto yesterday. You can download and read the whole manifesto here. http://b.3cdn.net/labouruk/e1d45da42456423b8c_vwm6brbvb.pdf If you agree with our policies, help us to secure a Labour government on May 7 - and support the campaign for Alex Sobel to win here in … Continue reading Financial responsibility, Tax justice, A Britain that works for all its people: Ed Miliband launches Labour’s manifesto

Ed Balls speech in Leeds today: Tax cuts for the millions, or the millionaires? Labour’s Better Plan.

7000 families in Leeds have been hit by the bedroom tax. 40,000 families in Leeds have been hit by real terms tax credit cuts. Under this LibDem/Tory Coalition, millions are paying more - while millionaires are paying less. Today in Leeds Ed Balls laid out Labour’s Better Plan. “
We will not raise VAT. We will … Continue reading Ed Balls speech in Leeds today: Tax cuts for the millions, or the millionaires? Labour’s Better Plan.

40 reasons to vote Labour, 40 ways to change Britain on May 7

As May 7 approaches - here are 40 reasons to vote Labour then. 1. £2.5bn Time to Care fund for the NHS
 2. 20,000 more nurses 
3. 8,000 more doctors 
4. Smaller class sizes 
5. Paid starter jobs for unemployed young people 
6. 10p starting rate of tax 
7. Freeze gas and electricity bills
 8. … Continue reading 40 reasons to vote Labour, 40 ways to change Britain on May 7

New foodbank opens in Leeds NW at Ireland Wood – we need policies to tackle food dependency

This week a new foodbank has opened here in Leeds NW - at St Paul's church, Ireland Wood. The rise of food banks in 21st Century Britain is a tragedy and a disgrace - and one which affects us right here in our own community. People are going hungry - and good people locally are … Continue reading New foodbank opens in Leeds NW at Ireland Wood – we need policies to tackle food dependency

Leeds Labour Budget 2015 – With Labour Leeds is a City of which its people can be proud

Leeds people have always taken great pride in their city – and rightly so. Labour is giving them even more to be proud of. With Labour Leeds is becoming a landmark city - whether it’s the Tour de France Grand Depart, - key city centre developments like Trinity or Victoria Gate - or large scale … Continue reading Leeds Labour Budget 2015 – With Labour Leeds is a City of which its people can be proud

Leeds Labour budget 2015 delivers on eradicating low pay in face of savage Tory/LibDem cuts

Leeds City Council Leader Labour’s Councillor Keith Wakefield has announced that this year’s budget will see a boost for hundreds of low-paid council staff - as all those on the lowest grades of pay will be moved towards a living wage. - that's a pay rise of up to 10% for some of the staff … Continue reading Leeds Labour budget 2015 delivers on eradicating low pay in face of savage Tory/LibDem cuts