‘A strong voice in this House and a powerful advocate for my constituency’ – Alex Sobel’s Maiden Speech

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

Clean Air Act, No Fracking, No Fox Hunting – Vote Alex Sobel in Leeds NW

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’s Green credentials – ‘fairness and the green agenda go hand in hand’

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’

May 1 1997: best for Britain, Best for Leeds NW. What Labour Governments 1997-2010 achieved

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

Al Garthwaite keeps up Headingley Labour Councillors’ green record – with help from Headingley’s students

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

It isn’t easy being green – but Leeds’ Labour Council is certainly trying

The first of a fleet of new electric council vehicles hit the streets of Leeds this week. They offer significant fuel savings – and their reduced emissions will also help tackle problems of air quality in the city centre. Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, who heads up environment and sustainability and is Deputy Leader of the Council, … Continue reading It isn’t easy being green – but Leeds’ Labour Council is certainly trying

Otters in #Leeds, Protection for Wuthering Heights – Thanks EU! Vote Remain on 23 June.

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.

Friends of Earth EU & Environment Roadshow-#Leeds May 13

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

Leeds Labour Council introduces free parking for ultra low emission vehicles: another step towards cleaner air for Leeds

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 Labour Council – helping you recycle your baby elephants, download the tool now

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