Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 5 – Making Leeds green

The largest council in the UK to declare a Climate Emergency, Leeds Labour has ruled out fracking, introduced a clean air zone with charges to encourage businesses to move to less polluting vehicles, is installing new charge points for electric vehicles – and has the largest fleet of council-owned electric vehicles in the UK. All … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 5 – Making Leeds green

Leeds can become a carbon neutral city. The Labour Council has the political will to work for that.

According to a new report, Leeds can become a carbon neutral city by 2050—and could potentially achieve the 2030 target in the climate emergency motion passed by councillors on 27 March. This is the conclusion of a new “carbon roadmap” report published by the Leeds Climate Commission. However, the Leeds Climate Commission warns against underestimating … Continue reading Leeds can become a carbon neutral city. The Labour Council has the political will to work for that.

‘Climate Emergency. We need a Green New Deal now’ says Councillor Neil Walshaw

At Full Council on 27th March Leeds Labour City Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’. Headingley Councillor, Neil Walshaw, spoke about it in the Council Chamber. « Let me be really clear - the science is irrefutable. It passes the gold standard for scientific research. Technically we know more about climate change then we do gravity right … Continue reading ‘Climate Emergency. We need a Green New Deal now’ says Councillor Neil Walshaw

2018 Leeds Labour Manifesto: 1 – Cleaning Our Air

Air pollution has serious implications for our health. Spending time in areas with high levels of air pollution can worsen asthma symptoms and prevent development in children. It is linked with an estimated 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year. The Government is abdicating their responsibility on clean air, so Leeds Labour is leading … Continue reading 2018 Leeds Labour Manifesto: 1 – Cleaning Our Air

‘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

Clean Air Act, No Fracking, No Fox Hunting – Vote Alex Sobel in Leeds NW

Labour's policies on the Environment include - Clean Air Act - No to Fracking - Keep the Fox Hunting Ban - 60% of energy from Low Carbon and Renewables by 2030 - End to the Ivory Trade And a vote for Labour is not just a protest - it's a vote to get those policies … Continue reading Clean Air Act, No Fracking, No Fox Hunting – Vote Alex Sobel in Leeds NW

Alex Sobel’s Green credentials – ‘fairness and the green agenda go hand in hand’

Alex Sobel, our candidate in Leeds NW, has strong green credentials. He is the Deputy Executive Member for Sustainability and Climate Change on Leeds City Council, and also a member of the SERA Executive Committee. Through SERA he’s been involved in campaigning for and shaping the big picture on Labour’s Green agenda. Here at home, … Continue reading Alex Sobel’s Green credentials – ‘fairness and the green agenda go hand in hand’

Labour, Delivering for a Cleaner, Greener Leeds – vote of confidence in Council’s plans to improve air quality

Leeds Labour Council took a step forward this week in its efforts to improve air quality in the city. It had already been agreed that the council would work with partners to build and run what could be the country’s biggest compressed natural gas filling station, with a view to also converting the Council’s bin … Continue reading Labour, Delivering for a Cleaner, Greener Leeds – vote of confidence in Council’s plans to improve air quality

Labour’s pressure secures Tory concession on Leeds floods –the fight for proper defences continues

Last Wednesday Labour’s Rachel Reeves secured a debate in Parliament on the Leeds floods – and a concession from the Tories that the feasibility study into flooding in the city can go ahead. As we reported before, the Environment minister claimed there was no money in the kitty to fund that study. Thanks to concerted … Continue reading Labour’s pressure secures Tory concession on Leeds floods –the fight for proper defences continues

Bees, Rubbish and the ‘Kirkstall spirit’: a personal take on the Leeds Floods

The Boxing day floods in Leeds caused enormous damage – and have left a trail of heartache and distress in their wake. Leeds North West was badly affected – people along the Wharfe were flooded, in some cases for the second time in all too quick succession. Our members in both Otley and Pool have … Continue reading Bees, Rubbish and the ‘Kirkstall spirit’: a personal take on the Leeds Floods