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
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.
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
The Conservatives have almost halved the amount of money Leeds has to spend. These cuts have affected the services which Leeds City Council deliver. Despite that, our Labour council has worked hard to keep our city clean and green. And here in Leeds NW, Headingley’s Labour Councillors have tackled local problems in local ways. If … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 2 – a cleaner city. Headingley Labour Councillors are already showing how.
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 Jonathan Pryor as candidate to fight Headingley and Hyde Park ward, partly in Leeds NW, at the Leeds City Council elections in May 2018. Jonathan has been councillor for Headingley since 2014. On Leeds City Council, Jonathan is currently Deputy Executive Member for Children and Families. This is a … Continue reading Jonathan Pryor chosen for Headingley and Hyde Park in Leeds Council elections – May 2018
Local Labour Party members have chosen Neil Walshaw to stand in the new Headingley and Hyde Park Ward in Leeds City Council elections on May 3. Neil has been a Councillor for Headingley since 2011. Neil is a tireless campaigner on local issues, known for his warm personality and boundless energy. Neil is passionate about … Continue reading Neil Walshaw chosen as candidate for Headingley and Hyde Park in Leeds Council elections, May 2018
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.
On Wednesday 12 July our new MP, Alex Sobel, made his maiden speech – in the debate concerning the Grenfell Tower tragedy. He celebrated the diverse and great area which is Leeds North West Constituency. He promised to ‘speak truth to power and be an advocate for this one issue [climate change], which will define … Continue reading ‘A strong voice in this House and a powerful advocate for my constituency’ – Alex Sobel’s Maiden Speech