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

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Leeds Labour Council Leader Judith Blake seeks answers from PM: on Social Care funding, and Surrey’s ‘arrangements’

The Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA Prime Minister, We are writing regarding funding arrangements for Conservative-run Surrey County Council. Specifically, the alleged reason behind David Hodge’s decision to drop a planned referendum on increasing council tax by 15 per cent to cover the severe shortfalls in social care, after apparently holding ‘several … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council Leader Judith Blake seeks answers from PM: on Social Care funding, and Surrey’s ‘arrangements’

Balls for the NHS, & chocs for Labour in Ireland Wood: never dull campaigning with Leeds NW CLP

Most Saturdays, come rain, shine or drizzle – someone is out campaigning for Labour in Leeds North West. Our NHS campaign day last week was a great success – with stalls in Otley market, Arndale centre Headingley – and just over the border outside Meanwood Waitrose. Otley and Yeadon had one of their ‘balls in … Continue reading Balls for the NHS, & chocs for Labour in Ireland Wood: never dull campaigning with Leeds NW CLP

1% on Leeds Council tax to fund adult social care needs only ‘temporary fix’, as Judith Blake keeps pressure on government

The government has failed to tackle the crisis in funding of adult social care centrally. Instead, it has passed the cost on to hard-pressed councils – whose own funding squeeze was at the heart of problems around social care in the first place! In these circumstances, a proposal is on the table to increase Leeds … Continue reading 1% on Leeds Council tax to fund adult social care needs only ‘temporary fix’, as Judith Blake keeps pressure on government

Missed our NHS campaign day in Headingley and Otley? – still time to sign the petition

Last Saturday thousands of Labour Party members, activists and supporters held campaign events across the country speaking to people about the underfunding and understaffing in the NHS and social care, and the need to keep continued pressure on the Tory government. Here in North West Leeds, in Headingley and Otley, Labour Party members were out … Continue reading Missed our NHS campaign day in Headingley and Otley? – still time to sign the petition

Paul Wray marched for NHS: his reminder – how you vote on May 5 affects NHS in Leeds

There was a huge turnout for the March in support of the NHS in Leeds yesterday. We’re proud to say that Leeds NW Labour party – and its candidates – were well represented. We've posted pictures on Facebook of the event. Before he left to join the marchers, one of those candidates, Paul Wray, who’s … Continue reading Paul Wray marched for NHS: his reminder – how you vote on May 5 affects NHS in Leeds

April 16 – Join Leeds NW Labour Party on March for NHS + Otley gig supporting Junior Doctors

Leeds NW Labour Party is supporting two events backing the NHS tomorrow, Saturday 16 April. MARCH FOR THE NHS Yorkshire march for the NHS – assemble at Leeds Art Gallery for 11.30am Then in the evening there will be a benefit gig organized by Otley and Yeadon Labour Party in support of Junior Doctors [and … Continue reading April 16 – Join Leeds NW Labour Party on March for NHS + Otley gig supporting Junior Doctors

Leeds NW Labour supports Junior Doctors: a call to get out and publicise the threats to NHS

Last Friday evening Leeds North West Labour Party voted unanimously to support the Junior Doctors in the current dispute. A packed meeting at the Otley Labour Rooms heard a passionate, controlled but devastating presentation of the facts of the situation from Dr Chloe Fairbairns – herself a junior doctor in Leeds. This is NOT a … Continue reading Leeds NW Labour supports Junior Doctors: a call to get out and publicise the threats to NHS

Tories are savagely cutting Local Government funding AGAIN-this time they’re keeping us in the dark

This Tory government is certainly adept at playing fast and loose with the truth. Yesterday the Junior Doctors delivered a giant copy of "Statistics for Dummies" to Jeremy Hunt - in protest at his misuse of death statistics in his campaign against them. But his colleague at Communities, Greg Clark, can give him a run … Continue reading Tories are savagely cutting Local Government funding AGAIN-this time they’re keeping us in the dark

Leeds faces largest Public Health cuts in Yorkshire as Tories slash budgets again.

A multimillion pound cut to Public Health budgets has finally been confirmed – and Leeds will be a big loser. The cuts make a mockery of the Tories’ claims to be protecting health spending. Seven months into the financial year the Department of Health has revealed that all local authorities will have their full year … Continue reading Leeds faces largest Public Health cuts in Yorkshire as Tories slash budgets again.