Alex Sobel, our candidate in Leeds NW, has strong green credentials. He is the Deputy Executive Member for Sustainability and Climate Change on Leeds City Council, and also a member of the SERA Executive Committee. Through SERA he’s been involved in campaigning for and shaping the big picture on Labour’s Green agenda. Here at home, … Continue reading Alex Sobel’s Green credentials – ‘fairness and the green agenda go hand in hand’
Energy prices are something which concern most of us. Which is why Leeds Labour Council’s innovative White Rose Energy – which launched this week – is such an exciting development. It offers all households across the Yorkshire region the opportunity to sign up to fairer, more transparent energy tariffs. Leeds City Council has teamed up … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council’s innovative White Rose Energy scheme offers fairer, transparent tariffs
Today Jeremy Corbyn gave a keynote speech to the Fabian Society’s New Year Conference. In it he attacked the Tories view of fairness, and defended a Labour history in which the party has created the very basis of a fair society – now under Tory threat, including in their gerrymandering of the very democratic process … Continue reading A more equal society not only fairer, but more economically stable & better at wealth creation: Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today
At a meeting of full Council, last week Councillor Richard Lewis put forward strong objections to the government’s process to award exploration licenses for fracking in large areas of South and East Leeds. Following this impassioned call, supported by Councillor Karen Renshaw (Labour, Ardsley and Robin Hood) and David Nagle (Labour, Rothwell), Council voted to … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council sends a clear message against fracking in Leeds – but are Tories listening?
Linda McAvan’s October e-bulletin is out This month’s features include - Labour MEPs pressure to act on the crisis in the UK’s – and Yorshire and Humber’s - steel industry; - the blow to Yorkshire as Tory dithering halts investment in potentially world-leading carbon capture technology at Drax; - and a poignant reminder of energy … Continue reading Energy – past and present; Tories failing Yorkshire industry, and EU grants boosting it – Linda McAvan’s October E-bulletin is out
Last week the Government announced that it would provide no new funding for the Green Deal Finance Company. The Government is also ending funding for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. They’ve been scrapped because of low take-up. No replacements have been announced. This means loans and financial support for many homeowners and landlords will … Continue reading Scrapping Green Deal funding leaves Leeds householders in limbo. Tories aren’t hugging huskies any more.
Did you know that Headingley is one of the areas of Leeds with the highest levels of fuel poverty? - 22% of households in fuel poverty – and that’s an outdated, and probably conservative estimate. These facts led Janette Walker, Labour Councillor for Headingley, to speak out in Council this week. As she emphasized, the … Continue reading 22% of households in Headingley in fuel poverty. Cllr Janette Walker speaks out in Council, including on the Green agenda.
It’s polling day tomorrow. So on your last day of decision – here’s a reminder of what Labour is pledging. But also, remember, it’s a local election here in Leeds. So here’s a reminder, too, of what Labour in office locally has achieved. Labour’s manifesto is here – and we’ve provided links to all the … Continue reading VOTE ALEX SOBEL TODAY – For Leeds NW, for Leeds, for Britain: Labour’s message of Hope and Change – and protecting the weak and vulnerable
Labour is ready to hit the ground running after May 7. Ed Milband has revealed the 10 bills which would make up Labour’s first Queen’s Speech. These are bills which Labour has ready to go. They’re a combination of key election pledges and promises – a serious programme for government, both short and longer-term. They … Continue reading An Agenda for change and hope – Labour’s first Queen’s Speech revealed
Labour has launched its manifesto for Older people. Its main provisions will • Triple lock pensions so that they rise by earnings, inflation or 2.5 per cent, whichever is the highest. • Implement a tough cap on fees and charges in the private pensions market. • Restrict winter fuel payments for the richest five per … Continue reading Labour’s plan for Older People: Triple lock on pensions, end to 15-min care visits, support for active life, a voice at heart of government