Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 2- The Leeds Economy

Labour’s strategy aims for a local economy which provides great jobs with workers’ rights, not in-work poverty and disempowerment, which harnesses and builds on our people's creative talents to make a global cultural city. And which achieves growth while minimising congestion and air pollution, for example by attracting peopke back on to public transport. “Labour … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 2- The Leeds Economy

‘We are presenting a compelling case to government for a One Yorkshire devolution deal’ says Leeds’ Judith Blake

Yorkshire council leaders have presented a case to government in favour of One Yorkshire devolution. They have asked the government to work with them to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal which could deliver a £30bn-a-year boost to the region and the UK. The findings of a new independent study confirm there is a coherent … Continue reading ‘We are presenting a compelling case to government for a One Yorkshire devolution deal’ says Leeds’ Judith Blake

Leeds NW MP, Alex Sobel, secures deal for direct rail link to London

Our Leeds NW MP, Alex Sobel, has secured a commitment for a London connection from Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway. LNER are to run six trains per day on the Harrogate line and the new Bramhope station is set to be the key stop between Leeds and Harrogate. This will provide a direct London connection to … Continue reading Leeds NW MP, Alex Sobel, secures deal for direct rail link to London

Leeds’ leader, Judith Blake, welcomes creation of a powerful new voice in the Convention of the North

If the recent chaos on the railways proved anything, it was the need for the North to have a voice in the corridors of power – and a strong and united one. That voice will be found this summer, when a Convention of the North is established. Northern council leaders will meet alongside business leaders, … Continue reading Leeds’ leader, Judith Blake, welcomes creation of a powerful new voice in the Convention of the North

Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel seeks assurances from Leeds Bradford Airport’s new owners

Last week the Australian investment firm, AMP, bought Leeds Bradford airport. Our MP Alex Sobel, has been quick to seek assurances from the new owners on the airport’s future – on infrastructure investment, terms and conditions for staff and improvements for passengers. The airport, which was once owned jointly by local authorities, was bought by … Continue reading Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel seeks assurances from Leeds Bradford Airport’s new owners

Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake – how cities can make UK fairer & stronger

Leeds is a member of the Core Cities group. Today they have launched a Green paper. Cities are capable, ready and willing to help the UK become a fairer and stronger place. The Green paper sets out how – and calls on government to help and support their efforts. You can read more about it … Continue reading Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake – how cities can make UK fairer & stronger

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

Leeds Council job losses held to 800 – in spite of continuing savage Government cuts.

This week has seen Leeds City Council announce its budgetary plans. We’ll be covering aspects of this in more posts. The context for everything is the continued vicious squeeze on Council budgets by Central Government – beginning back under the LibDem/Tory Coalition in 2010, and continuing ever since. 50% of central government funding has already … Continue reading Leeds Council job losses held to 800 – in spite of continuing savage Government cuts.

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: providing skills programmes and employment support so our citizens can prosper

Why should you vote Labour on May 5? Because the Labour Council has been working hard to improve the employment chances of local people. • Leeds City Council, John Lewis and Hammerson signed an Employment and Skills Charter, marking their commitment to support Leeds residents to access new employment opportunities created through the £165 million … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council: providing skills programmes and employment support so our citizens can prosper