Otley Anti-Racism, Anti-Trump demonstration – Sat 4 Feb, 6 p.m. Market Square

Did you miss the anti-racism, anti-Trump demonstration in Leeds this week? Then join tomorrow’s in Otley Market Square – 6-7 p.m. It’s organised by A Flock of Needles ‘an Otley based community group bringing people together to sew small handheld birds to be sent to the children who are refugees in Europe.’ There’ll be African … Continue reading Otley Anti-Racism, Anti-Trump demonstration – Sat 4 Feb, 6 p.m. Market Square

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Leeds Migrant Access Project is up for a Eurocities award

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

Pizza and politics with Otley and Yeadon Labour – and local action to help refugees

The first Pizza and Politics Café at Otley Labour Rooms last week focused on the refugee crisis and what people in Otley and Yeadon can do to help. The speaker was Rob Lawrie, an Otley carpet cleaner and ex-army family man, who decided to use his winnings from a TV quiz show to make trips … Continue reading Pizza and politics with Otley and Yeadon Labour – and local action to help refugees

Leeds NW Labour Party calls for help for Local Government to cope with refugee crisis – and puts its practical help where its mouth is

Last night saw a packed Labour Party meeting at HEART in Headingley. New and old members gathered to hear Ruth Woodhead from LASSN speak on refugees and asylum speakers, and on the way Leeds is organised to respond to them. Members had brought along their own contributions – so many that an extra room had … Continue reading Leeds NW Labour Party calls for help for Local Government to cope with refugee crisis – and puts its practical help where its mouth is

Leeds Council leaders to consider proposal to welcome 200 refugees from Syria – and more on what you can do to help

Leeds Council is making clearer how it will deal with the refugee situation. A proposal to welcome 200 refugees from Syria will be discussed by Council leaders next week. They will receive a detailed report on all aspects of accepting and settling refugees in the city. The current suggestion is to take 200 – though … Continue reading Leeds Council leaders to consider proposal to welcome 200 refugees from Syria – and more on what you can do to help

Dan Jarvis warns Labour of the threat from UKIP – and suggests how to tackle it

Labour have been in denial about threats from UKIP. Those threats are real, are not going away and must be faced and tackled. That’s the message from a new report from Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central. Dan was commissioned by Andy Burnham to report on how we win back the voters we’ve lost to … Continue reading Dan Jarvis warns Labour of the threat from UKIP – and suggests how to tackle it

VOTE ALEX SOBEL TODAY – For Leeds NW, for Leeds, for Britain: Labour’s message of Hope and Change – and protecting the weak and vulnerable

It’s polling day tomorrow. So on your last day of decision – here’s a reminder of what Labour is pledging. But also, remember, it’s a local election here in Leeds. So here’s a reminder, too, of what Labour in office locally has achieved. Labour’s manifesto is here – and we’ve provided links to all the … Continue reading VOTE ALEX SOBEL TODAY – For Leeds NW, for Leeds, for Britain: Labour’s message of Hope and Change – and protecting the weak and vulnerable

An Agenda for change and hope – Labour’s first Queen’s Speech revealed

Labour is ready to hit the ground running after May 7. Ed Milband has revealed the 10 bills which would make up Labour’s first Queen’s Speech. These are bills which Labour has ready to go. They’re a combination of key election pledges and promises – a serious programme for government, both short and longer-term. They … Continue reading An Agenda for change and hope – Labour’s first Queen’s Speech revealed

Tackling exploitative work practices, restoring contribution, championing integration, tolerance and diversity: Labour’s plans on immigration

Εd Miliband yesterday announced the next step in Labour’s plan to control immigration by driving out the exploitative practices that drive down wages – and drive up low skill migration.
 He showed how he has changed Labour’s position on immigration. And he reiterated that it can benefit our country, saying that Britain will only succeed … Continue reading Tackling exploitative work practices, restoring contribution, championing integration, tolerance and diversity: Labour’s plans on immigration

Financial responsibility, Tax justice, A Britain that works for all its people: Ed Miliband launches Labour’s manifesto

Below we post a shortened and lightly edited version of Ed Miliband’s speech launching Labour’s manifesto yesterday. You can download and read the whole manifesto here. http://b.3cdn.net/labouruk/e1d45da42456423b8c_vwm6brbvb.pdf If you agree with our policies, help us to secure a Labour government on May 7 - and support the campaign for Alex Sobel to win here in … Continue reading Financial responsibility, Tax justice, A Britain that works for all its people: Ed Miliband launches Labour’s manifesto