Keeping open all Children’s Centres, reducing numbers of children in care, the only city in the UK whose Children’s services are rated ‘Outstanding’, English and Maths results improving at 4x national average, tackling period poverty, supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities as they move into post-16 education, creating over 11,000 new primary school … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 3 – Growing up in Leeds
Our local MP Alex Sobel has criticised plans for Prince Henry’s Grammar School to enter into a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) partnership with Bramhope Primary School. The move would see children from Bramhope Primary automatically admitted into Prince Henry’s-- the first primary school to be linked to Prince Henry’s in this way. The move has … Continue reading Our MP, Alex Sobel, has spoken out against proposed academy partnership for Prince Henry’s and Bramhope Primary
University Lecturers have been taking action this week – in connection with changes to their pension scheme. Our MP Alex Sobel has been out giving personal support, and our constituency party has backed them strongly. On Friday morning, Alex spoke to the Leeds UCU picket line. He supported staff strike action, which is fighting against … Continue reading Alex Sobel MP and Leeds NW Labour back University Lecturers’ action on pensions.
Our MP Alex Sobel has joined fellow Leeds MP, Hilary Benn, in offering his support to those taking strike action at Leeds University. https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/8975/Pressure-grows-on-University-of-Leeds-as-more-MPs-back-striking-staff#.WeCCphRf6fU.twitter As Alex wrote: "Dear UCU members at the University of Leeds I want to let those of you who live in the Leeds North West constituency know that you have my … Continue reading Alex Sobel’s message of support to Leeds University staff taking strike action
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
Grammar schools perpetuate and reinforce the inequalities in our society. Yet in the face of cuts in money for the education of the many, the Tories in this week’s budget found cash for free schools – which might include grammars. According to James Bloodworth, grammar schools may help 20-25%, but education for 75-80% suffers, and … Continue reading Grammar schools – education for 75-80% suffers, disproportionately the poor: James Bloodworth
It’s been calculated that over £32 million will be lost to Leeds Schools by 2020 under the government’s School Funding proposals – that’s 860 teachers and an average of £314 per pupil. Unless the Government allocates additional money, schools and academies are set to lose huge amounts in real terms cuts — rising to £3 … Continue reading Leeds NW and Horsforth Labour campaign against cuts to local schools
Leeds is home to more than 180,000 children and young people. The Labour Council’s aim is to provide the best start in life for ALL those children: - which is why the Council has prioritised spending on Children’s Centres and support for families; - and why it has opposed the Tories’ plans to expand selective … Continue reading Leeds Labour calls for support for ALL our children – not divisive Grammar School plans.
The Tories’ plan for grammar schools will segregate our children, providing a privileged education for a few and a second class education for the rest. Join Headingley Labour on Saturday to take part in Labour’s national campaign for inclusive education for all. We’ll be meeting outside the KFC in the centre of Headingley at 10.30 … Continue reading 1 October – Headingley Labour campaign for inclusive education for all.
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