Leeds Labour Council – giving us a strong economy

Why should you vote Labour on May 5th? Because Leeds Labour Council has been successfully supporting economic growth & access to economic opportunities • Bringing Burberry to Leeds, with a £50 million investment in the first phase and providing employment for 1,000 people, including 250 new jobs. • Making the Council a Real Living Wage … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council – giving us a strong economy

A more equal society not only fairer, but more economically stable & better at wealth creation: Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today

Today Jeremy Corbyn gave a keynote speech to the Fabian Society’s New Year Conference. In it he attacked the Tories view of fairness, and defended a Labour history in which the party has created the very basis of a fair society – now under Tory threat, including in their gerrymandering of the very democratic process … Continue reading A more equal society not only fairer, but more economically stable & better at wealth creation: Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today

Tory Tax Credit Cuts will cost 3+m working families average £1300 p.a. – sign up to Labour’s campaign to stop them

In the run up to Christmas, over 3 million families will receive news that they are facing an average loss of well over £1,000 a year. There are currently just over 3 million in-work families receiving tax credits, of whom 2.7 million have children - almost every one of them will be hit by the … Continue reading Tory Tax Credit Cuts will cost 3+m working families average £1300 p.a. – sign up to Labour’s campaign to stop them

7000 to benefit as Leeds Labour Council promises a ‘real’ Living wage

Leeds Labour Council has given the go ahead to a ‘real’ living wage for council staff from next year. At last week’s meeting of Leeds City Council’s Executive Board members approved proposals to pay its staff a minimum of £8.01 from April 2016. This is 80p an hour more than the rate Osborne announced in … Continue reading 7000 to benefit as Leeds Labour Council promises a ‘real’ Living wage

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

Labour’s manifesto for women:Fair deal at work, Work/care balance, tackling violence against women, equality in public life

Labour has launched its manifesto for women. Labour aims to • Address the low pay that affects women most, by raising the Minimum Wage to more than £8 an hour by October 2019. • Support women and men to better balance work and care, by extending free childcare for working parents of three and four … Continue reading Labour’s manifesto for women:Fair deal at work, Work/care balance, tackling violence against women, equality in public life

Ed Balls speech in Leeds today: Tax cuts for the millions, or the millionaires? Labour’s Better Plan.

7000 families in Leeds have been hit by the bedroom tax. 40,000 families in Leeds have been hit by real terms tax credit cuts. Under this LibDem/Tory Coalition, millions are paying more - while millionaires are paying less. Today in Leeds Ed Balls laid out Labour’s Better Plan. “
We will not raise VAT. We will … Continue reading Ed Balls speech in Leeds today: Tax cuts for the millions, or the millionaires? Labour’s Better Plan.

40 reasons to vote Labour, 40 ways to change Britain on May 7

As May 7 approaches - here are 40 reasons to vote Labour then. 1. £2.5bn Time to Care fund for the NHS
 2. 20,000 more nurses 
3. 8,000 more doctors 
4. Smaller class sizes 
5. Paid starter jobs for unemployed young people 
6. 10p starting rate of tax 
7. Freeze gas and electricity bills
 8. … Continue reading 40 reasons to vote Labour, 40 ways to change Britain on May 7

New foodbank opens in Leeds NW at Ireland Wood – we need policies to tackle food dependency

This week a new foodbank has opened here in Leeds NW - at St Paul's church, Ireland Wood. The rise of food banks in 21st Century Britain is a tragedy and a disgrace - and one which affects us right here in our own community. People are going hungry - and good people locally are … Continue reading New foodbank opens in Leeds NW at Ireland Wood – we need policies to tackle food dependency

Alex Sobel spent 100th day before the election working and campaigning throughout Leeds NW

Yesterday was a significant day - just 100 days left to the General Election. - Just 100 days left to makea difference – to the vote which will make a difference to all our lives. Alex Sobel – our parliamentary candidate – spent it, as he’s spent to many days over the last 18 months … Continue reading Alex Sobel spent 100th day before the election working and campaigning throughout Leeds NW