The largest council in the UK to declare a Climate Emergency, Leeds Labour has ruled out fracking, introduced a clean air zone with charges to encourage businesses to move to less polluting vehicles, is installing new charge points for electric vehicles – and has the largest fleet of council-owned electric vehicles in the UK. All … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 5 – Making Leeds green
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
According to a new report, Leeds can become a carbon neutral city by 2050—and could potentially achieve the 2030 target in the climate emergency motion passed by councillors on 27 March. This is the conclusion of a new “carbon roadmap” report published by the Leeds Climate Commission. However, the Leeds Climate Commission warns against underestimating … Continue reading Leeds can become a carbon neutral city. The Labour Council has the political will to work for that.
Leeds City Council is set to approve plans for the city centre. They aim to improve bus reliability - ensuring that buses can navigate easily through the centre - and to substantially enhance the quality of the city centre by increasing public space, and improving walking and cycling. They will contribute to the Council’s aim … Continue reading £20.7 million plan to transform Leeds city centre transport – still time to have your say.
My statement on why I will vote against the deal when it comes to a vote in the House of Commons I am writing to update you on my position on the EU Withdrawal Agreement that Theresa May has brought back from Brussels. This statement was written on Thursday, November 15th, and there is a … Continue reading Why I will vote against the proposed Brexit deal. Alex Sobel MP for Leeds NW
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
We're delighted that Leeds' Labour-run City Council has become one of the first organisations to sign up to a new national 'Clean Van Commitment'. With a nationwide investment of £40 million, this initiative will speed up the switchover from high-emissions diesel vans to zero-emissions electric vans - with enormous benefits for our environment and public … Continue reading Clean vans, clean air – Labour Leeds leads the way
Three new claims have been made in the latest leaflet from the Liberal Democrats about the Labour Party. Unfortunately once again we need to correct them, and set the record straight. First: they claim “Labour voted down a Lib Dem plan to provide six Admiral Nurses to help dementia patients in Leeds”. The provision of … Continue reading Lib Dem claims on Health, Recycling, Merrion House: Let’s #SetTheRecordStraight
Local Labour party members have chosen Alison [Al] Garthwaite as candidate to fight Headingley and Hyde Park ward, partly in Leeds NW, at the Leeds City Council elections in May 2018. Al has been councillor for Headingley since 2016. She has been a tireless worker for the ward and on council. Al has a lifelong … Continue reading Al Garthwaite chosen as candidate in Headingley and Hyde Park: a tireless worker for Headingley, Leeds, and women.
Opt In? Intrigued? Clue – it’s a pile of rubbish, five to be precise. It’s the unique and brilliant Leeds Recycling Art Installation, created in partnership between Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council. It’s all about recycling. And after its unveiling on Woodhouse Moor this Saturday 24 February by Alex Sobel MP, it’ll be … Continue reading Recycling Champion, Headingley’s Cllr Al Garthwaite and Alex Sobel MP – Opted In this Saturday.