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
Keir Starmer visited Headingley to address local residents about the Brexit process and Labour’s vision for the future. He said that Labour was ready to take up the challenge of the negotiations if a general election takes place within the next two years. He also criticised the Lib Dems for the strategy of simply ‘Rubbing … Continue reading Starmer Outlines Brexit Vision at Leeds Event
If you missed the packed out meeting when Keir Starmer spoke today in Headingley, you can watch him, and the discussion, here. Excellent exposition of Labour's position. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHeadingleyCouncillors%2Fvideos%2F1484526578295670%2F&show_text=0&width=560
In September Parliament will be voting on the EU Withdrawal Bill also known as the Great Repeal Bill. This is the first piece of legislation relating to the Brexit process to go before Parliament. We know what is in it – it has already had its first token Parliamentary reading. And we know the direction … Continue reading September’s Brexit vote: Alex Sobel MP draws his red lines
Did you know that the creative industries are worth over £87bn in their contribution to the economy - more than oil and gas, life sciences and aerospace combined? They are the fastest-growing sector of the economy, employing 1 in 11 people. The UK has the largest cultural economy in the world relative to Gross Domestic … Continue reading Alex Sobel MP backs musicians in Leeds NW to get the best possible deal from Brexit
Here in Leeds NW, Labour are campaigning hard on the issue of Clean Air – and especially against the levels of pollution around the A660 corridor. Leeds, and areas like those affected by the A660, fall foul of air quality standards, standards set – we’d remind you – by the EU. Leeds Labour-controlled council has … Continue reading Labour MEPs want compensation for car buyers after Dieselgate – and better air quality too!
Leeds has been shortlisted for a Eurocities award – one of only nine cities on the shortlist – for its Migrant Access Project. Eurocities was founded in 1986 by the mayors of six large cities: Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milan and Rotterdam. Today, it brings together the local governments of over 130 of Europe's largest … Continue reading Leeds Migrant Access Project is up for a Eurocities award
The arguments about the EU have been primarily economic – and that’s understandable. Without jobs and a secure economic future, we can enjoy little of what life has to offer. We believe that the remaining in the EU provides our best chance of securing both. But there are other considerations – including environmental questions. On … Continue reading Otters in #Leeds, Protection for Wuthering Heights – Thanks EU! Vote Remain on 23 June.
John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, is touring the country to talk about the upcoming EU referendum and looking to the future. There has been a lot of fear stories on both sides of the EU referendum debate so far. The positive things you don’t hear as a result is that the EU supports many … Continue reading John McDonnell + Yanis Varoufakis – Leeds 31 May. EU Referendum and Looking to the Future
Don't miss Friends of the Earth EU Referendum Roadshow here in Leeds Friday 13 May Carriageworks, 3 Millennium Square 18.45p.m. It's free, but you need to book a place- following this link https://www.foe.co.uk/page/dont-miss-our-roadshow-eu-referendum-environment Our own Leeds Labour MP Hilary Benn is among the speakers. The referendum on Europe is one of the biggest decisions in … Continue reading Friends of Earth EU & Environment Roadshow-#Leeds May 13