Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 5, Secure homes for all – brownfield first, affordable homes and tackling empty housing

Everyone in Leeds is entitled to a decent home, and security of tenure. After eight years of failure, the Conservatives have no plan to fix the housing crisis. Since 2010, housebuilding has fallen to its lowest level since the 1920s, rents have risen faster than incomes, and new, affordable housebuilding is at a 24-year low. … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 5, Secure homes for all – brownfield first, affordable homes and tackling empty housing

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Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 4, Preventing homelessness – Labour Leeds has fewest rough sleepers of any major city

Homelessness is not inevitable in a country as privileged and well off as ours. However, since 2010, nationally the number of people sleeping rough has more than doubled. There can be no excuses – homelessness must end. Here in Leeds, Labour has been trying to do just that. Thanks to Leeds Labour Council, the city … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 4, Preventing homelessness – Labour Leeds has fewest rough sleepers of any major city

Housing for the Many – Labour’s John Healey has announced plans for truly affordable housing

"Housing for the Many" sets out Labour's plan to change the country’s approach to affordable housing as part of a new national mission to solve the country’s housing crisis. Whatever measure you choose, Britain’s housing system is broken. Homelessness is up by 50% since 2010, rough sleeping has doubled, and 120,000 children are without a … Continue reading Housing for the Many – Labour’s John Healey has announced plans for truly affordable housing

Jonathan Pryor chosen for Headingley and Hyde Park in Leeds Council elections – May 2018

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

Neil Walshaw chosen as candidate 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

Labour, working with and for Weetwood: West Park site housing development

In November and December 2017 Weetwood Labour Party surveyed residents in the West Park area. The aim was to find out about their views and opinions regarding the proposed housing development on the old West Park Centre site. A number of residents expressed concern that the redevelopment could lead to traffic congestion in the area. … Continue reading Labour, working with and for Weetwood: West Park site housing development

Have your say: respond to Labour’s policy review on social housing

The Labour Party is conducting a review of its policy for social housing, and has put out a call for evidence. The deadline for responses is 31st January, and responses must be sent to socialhousingreview@labour .org.uk We are suggesting that as many people as possible who care about social housing respond to this either individually … Continue reading Have your say: respond to Labour’s policy review on social housing

Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake – how cities can make UK fairer & stronger

Leeds is a member of the Core Cities group. Today they have launched a Green paper. Cities are capable, ready and willing to help the UK become a fairer and stronger place. The Green paper sets out how – and calls on government to help and support their efforts. You can read more about it … Continue reading Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake – how cities can make UK fairer & stronger

Why Leeds is not Kensington – Headingley’s Neil Walshaw on Council response to tragedy

The news has been dominated over these last weeks by the Grenfell Tower tragedy – and rightly so. The dreadful fire itself and its causes, the care and treatment of survivors, the responses of government and of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council – all these raise questions which are of urgent and wider public concern. … Continue reading Why Leeds is not Kensington – Headingley’s Neil Walshaw on Council response to tragedy