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
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.
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
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
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”
Yorkshire & Humber has been a huge beneficiary from European funding over the years for research, social enterprise, business support, regeneration, and infrastructure. Global companies set up their businesses throughout the UK. Within the region, companies like Siemens in Hull, O2 in Leeds and BASF in Bradford have set up business. There are over 360,000 … Continue reading So what has EU ever done for Yorkshire? More than Tories would. Linda McAvan’s Referendum e-bulletin
Housing in the UK is in crisis. The Housing and Planning Bill currently making its way through Parliament is not an answer to the acute crisis of Housing provision faced by the UK – it will only make it worse. Housing is a number 1 social problem – and should be a number 1 political … Continue reading Leeds MP Fabian Hamilton’s report on ‘Building Homes for Britain’.
Leeds City Council leader, Judith Blake, has added more detail to proposals to help those affected by the recent flooding. - households affected by flooding will receive up to £500 to help with recovery costs; - householders flooded will receive council tax relief and this will be for a minimum of three months or while … Continue reading Leeds City Council support for flood victims – update, including emergency support for local manufacturers
Today Yorkshire and Humber MEPs, Richard Corbett and Linda McAvan, joined other Labour members, and their Socialist and Democrat group in the European Parliament, to urge the EU leaders who will meet tomorrow in Brussels to take immediate measures help the European base steel companies, some of which may have to close or halve their … Continue reading Save Our Steel – Richard Corbett, Linda McAvan + all Labour MEPs demand Govt action
Leeds has been ranked as the best city to live in England, according to MoneySupermarket’s 2015 Quality of Living Index – a metric calculated according to a range of economic indicators including house price, affordability of rental costs, salaries, disposable income, cost of living, unemployment rates and life satisfaction. Leeds topped the list of England’s … Continue reading Leeds Best City in England – and that includes London!