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
In May this year, Labour’s Mark Burns Williamson, was re-elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire – with a thumping, increased vote. One reason for this must surely be Mark’s determination to listen to the views of local people here in Yorkshire – and to try to provide the policing service they feel … Continue reading Mark Burns-Williamson wants to hear YOUR policing priorities for Leeds North West
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
On Monday night Mark Burns-Williamson – Labour’s Police and Crime Commissioner – came to speak to people in Holt Park. Mark was there at the request of Paul Wray – who is Labour’s candidate for Adel and Wharfedale ward. On the doorstep over the last months, people in Holt Park had raised drug-related issues with … Continue reading Paul Wray on needs of young people in Holt Park. Whatever happens on May 5, he’ll be supporting them
Paul Wray, Labour’s candidate for Adel and Wharfedale, along with his team, have been talking and listening to people in the ward for months. People in Holt Park have told them about their concerns around crime and policing. So Paul’s taken action, and arranged a meeting with Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner … Continue reading Paul Wray brings Mark Burns-Williamson PCC to Holt Park, 11 April 6 p.m.- Q and A, come & talk to him.
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”
Mark Burns Williamson, Labour’s West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, has issued his July Bulletin – to keep us all up-to-date with new initiatives and activity. Topics this month include - £1.5 million funding which Mark has allocated to crack unsolved murder and rape cases; - Child exploitation summit – where Mark brought relevant people … Continue reading Summit on Child Exploitation, funds to crack unsolved murder and rape, and to improve community policing: West Yorkshire PCC’s July Newsletter
Today Sadiq Khan launched Labour’s Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic manifesto - setting out our better plan to break down the barriers that still face many people from ethnic minority backgrounds. As Sadiq said “Although we have made huge progress as a nation since my parents first moved to the UK in the 1960’s, there is … Continue reading Tackling pay gap, ethnic minority representation, hate crime – including Islamophobia: Labour’s BAME manifesto
As we’ve said before – Headingley is a great community – embracing long-term residents and the students who join them. But as we’ve also said before, it only takes a few, behaving inappropriately, to cause problems. Noise is one of those problems – and the Headingley Labour councillors announced a Noise Nuisance Crackdown last autumn. … Continue reading Labour, Working for you in Headingley: Councillors take firm stand against potential mega-party
2014 has been our first full year on this website – and a hugely successful one. Visits to the site are now numbering in tens of thousands. On our reckoning - based on the website's own statistics - the faithful readership we established in 2013 has been growing rapidly all through 2014. It looks as … Continue reading Thousands of visitors to our website. Sample what’s been attracting them in 2014, and join them in 2015 – Happy New Year!