We’re tops – and that’s official: Leeds Labour Council has scooped three top Municipal Journal awards

Leeds City Council has been named as ‘Local Authority of the Year’` by the respected local government publication Municipal Journal . Leeds also came out top for Innovation and Impact in its children’s services, and were joint winners of the award for Commercialism in Property Estate – where judges singled out Leeds’ council’s commitment to … Continue reading We’re tops – and that’s official: Leeds Labour Council has scooped three top Municipal Journal awards

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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

Leeds Labour Council: Supporting children, closing educational achievement gaps, promoting physical activity

Why vote Labour in Leeds on May 5th? Because Leeds Labour Council has been supporting our children and young people, and promoting physical activity. • In December, the Government named children’s services in Leeds as one of six exemplar providers of local authority children’s services • The number of children in care in Leeds has … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council: Supporting children, closing educational achievement gaps, promoting physical activity

Leeds Labour Council: Keeping people safe from harm

Why should you vote Labour on May 5? Because the Labour Council has been running a compassionate city – working to keep people safe from harm. • We’ve launched the ‘Get Comfortable Talking About It’ campaign to encourage people to talk more openly about Domestic Violence. • We’ve established a multi-agency Front Door Safeguarding Hub … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council: Keeping people safe from harm

Labour – delivering for children: Leeds is top authority for its work with children and young people

There are many things councils do. But we can’t think of many which are as important as safeguarding our children, and providing them with the best start in life. So it’s a source of real pride that Leeds under its Labour Council won the award this last week – as the best provider of Children’s … Continue reading Labour – delivering for children: Leeds is top authority for its work with children and young people

Leeds Labour Council is introducing smoke-free playgrounds; and children will design the signs to promote them.

One of the ways Leeds Labour Council is making Leeds a better city for children and young people to grow up in, is by ensuring they have the support they need to lead healthy lives. As part of this support, the council intends to introduce a smoking ban in playgrounds around the city so young … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council is introducing smoke-free playgrounds; and children will design the signs to promote them.

Leeds Apprenticeship Information Evening, Monday 13 July – once-a-year event, don’t miss out.

Unsure of your next steps after exam results? Interested in apprenticeships opportunities? Then you can’t afford to miss LEEDS APPRENTICESHIP INFORMATION EVENING Monday 13 July 2015 Leeds Town Hall 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is an event for young people, parents and carers. It’s an event which could lead to a ‘proper job’ with … Continue reading Leeds Apprenticeship Information Evening, Monday 13 July – once-a-year event, don’t miss out.

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

Leeds under its Labour Council scores highest among core cities in its care for most vulnerable children

An Ofsted report released on Friday rated the services Leeds provides for vulnerable children as ‘Good’ with ‘outstanding’ leadership, management and governance. Leeds is the only ‘core city’ in the country to have got this high rating. Only one other local authority has achieved this ‘outstanding’ ranking. And it represents a huge turn around from … Continue reading Leeds under its Labour Council scores highest among core cities in its care for most vulnerable children

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