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

L.E.D. burning bright, Please don’t set our house alight: A Cautionary [Brexit] Tale

A local Labour member, Doreen Illingworth, has sent us the following cautionary tale – about flaming L.E.D.s and deregulation. With Theresa May in the USA opening trade negotiations with Trump, this is a tale for our times. Contrary to popular perceptions, in ‘Free trade’ negotiations, tariffs will not be the main part of the agenda. … Continue reading L.E.D. burning bright, Please don’t set our house alight: A Cautionary [Brexit] Tale

Leeds Council Leader, Judith Blake’s warning on Brexit: “It is our communities which would be hardest hit”

Yesterday Leeds' Judith Blake joined over 60 other Labour Council leaders to warn that Brexit would cause “a further funding black hole” in their budgets, which are already strained after six years of cuts to local government by the Tories.'It is our communities which would be hardest hit", they warned - “the disastrous economic effects … Continue reading Leeds Council Leader, Judith Blake’s warning on Brexit: “It is our communities which would be hardest hit”

The questions TTIP doesn’t answer concern Richard Corbett – and Alex Sobel

Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, Richard Corbett asks in a recent post ‘What question does TTIP answer?’ That question was posed by the head of the US TUC equivalent. And it’s something which concerns our own candidate here in Leeds NW, Alex Sobel, who has taken a firm stand on TTIP. http://www.alexsobel.org/alex_on_ttip What’s … Continue reading The questions TTIP doesn’t answer concern Richard Corbett – and Alex Sobel

TTIP/ EU-US Trade Agreement – you can’t trust the LibDem/Tory Coalition with the NHS

TTIP is the EU/US trade agreement – which is edging its way towards completion – with far too little public debate and knowledge. It’s an agreement which will open up our public services – including the NHS - to aggressive multi-nationals. It would make it very difficult to resist them – and, indeed, would give … Continue reading TTIP/ EU-US Trade Agreement – you can’t trust the LibDem/Tory Coalition with the NHS

Labour and Europe. 3: Key points of Labour’s manifesto for May 2014

Labour’s European Manifesto for 2014 is a lengthy document. In this, the third in our series, we give the major headings and key proposals of that manifesto. You can read the whole document here. EU jobs and growth policy agenda Labour will work with our allies in Europe to advance a reform agenda which promotes … Continue reading Labour and Europe. 3: Key points of Labour’s manifesto for May 2014

Labour and Europe. 1: ‘Jobs and Economic Growth are at the heart of our work in Europe’ – Glenis Willmott

The mainstream media rarely tell you much about what a party’s plans and intentions are. They're often more interested in petty squabbles than in the real meat of policy. As you prepare to vote on 22 May, you need clear information about what parties’ plans are, and what their achievements have been. This is the … Continue reading Labour and Europe. 1: ‘Jobs and Economic Growth are at the heart of our work in Europe’ – Glenis Willmott

Gambling can blight lives: Alex Sobel backs Labour calls to tackle the problem

The Labour Party has called for measures to tackle the clustering of betting shops in deprived areas. Amongst the key concerns is the fact that fixed odds betting terminals are taking a disproportionate amount of money in areas of high unemployment. These machines allow customers to stake as much as £100 every 20 seconds. Residents … Continue reading Gambling can blight lives: Alex Sobel backs Labour calls to tackle the problem