Air pollution has serious implications for our health. Spending time in areas with high levels of air pollution can worsen asthma symptoms and prevent development in children. It is linked with an estimated 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year. The Government is abdicating their responsibility on clean air, so Leeds Labour is leading … Continue reading 2018 Leeds Labour Manifesto: 1 – Cleaning Our Air
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.
We’ve been campaigning hard on Clean Air and Pollution along the A660 corridor and beyond. This is ‘Breathe Easy’ week, and this year the theme is air pollution and clean air. This post gives more details about getting help and support for people in Leeds with lung conditions.
Each year, Breathe Easy Week, which runs from 12-16 June 2017, raises awareness of lung conditions: this year the theme is air pollution and clean air. The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is working closely with Leeds City Council’s public health team to deliver Breathe Easy support groups across Leeds, offering support to people with lung conditions. Jeremy Bacon, British Lung Foundation Breathe Easy manager explains how the groups work, how you can get involved and why they have a key role in helping people improve their health
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Labour's policies on the Environment include - Clean Air Act - No to Fracking - Keep the Fox Hunting Ban - 60% of energy from Low Carbon and Renewables by 2030 - End to the Ivory Trade And a vote for Labour is not just a protest - it's a vote to get those policies … Continue reading Clean Air Act, No Fracking, No Fox Hunting – Vote Alex Sobel in Leeds NW
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’
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
Labour’s Headingley councillors have always been on the ball when it comes to green issues. It was Headingley Labour councillors who piloted the opt-in scheme for green re-cycling – a scheme tailor-made for Headingley’s population – with its high turn-over of non-permanent residents. Headingley Labour councillors have worked hard to protect the green spaces which … Continue reading Al Garthwaite keeps up Headingley Labour Councillors’ green record – with help from Headingley’s students
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.
Leeds Labour Council continues to do its bit to promote the green agenda - this time incentivising and encouraging the use of ultra low emission vehicles. Leeds residents who own an ultra low emission vehicle can apply for a free parking permit under a council initiative. The Council is offering free parking for owners of … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council introduces free parking for ultra low emission vehicles: another step towards cleaner air for Leeds
Leeds is the second largest local authority in Britain. There are 342,150 households in the city – and on average, every one of them produces 590kg of household waste per year. That’s the equivalent weight of 6 baby elephants! So waste disposal and recycling are major tasks – and major achievements, in the teeth of … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council – helping you recycle your baby elephants, download the tool now