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
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
Linda McAvan and Richard Corbett, Labour MEPs for Yorkshire and the Humber, have called on the Tory Government to apply for EU money to help flood victims - money to which we are entitled. As Linda writes: "The recent flooding across the region has caused widespread devastation. So far the government has offered £50m to … Continue reading Leeds Floods? Government must apply for EU solidarity funds to help Yorks victims – says Linda McAvan MEP
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