‘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

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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

Labour MEPs want compensation for car buyers after Dieselgate – and better air quality too!

Here in Leeds NW, Labour are campaigning hard on the issue of Clean Air – and especially against the levels of pollution around the A660 corridor. Leeds, and areas like those affected by the A660, fall foul of air quality standards, standards set – we’d remind you – by the EU. Leeds Labour-controlled council has … Continue reading Labour MEPs want compensation for car buyers after Dieselgate – and better air quality too!

Leeds City Council resolution on Clean Air – passed 29 March 2017

On Monday 3 April, Cllr Lucinda Yeadon spoke to a public meeting in Headingley on the subject of air pollution. In our report of that meeting, we mentioned the resolution passed by Leeds Labour-controlled council on the subject. The full text of that resolution is below. This Council believes that air pollution in the UK … Continue reading Leeds City Council resolution on Clean Air – passed 29 March 2017

Clean Air: Public meeting with Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Headingley 3 April

From Otley to Headingley, air quality is something which concerns all of us here in Leeds NW. The A 660 corridor links the constituency from one end to the other. As we’ve said before, it often has some of the highest levels of air pollution in the UK, as measured by the monitoring station near … Continue reading Clean Air: Public meeting with Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Headingley 3 April

Leeds NW and Horsforth Labour campaign against cuts to local schools

It’s been calculated that over £32 million will be lost to Leeds Schools by 2020 under the government’s School Funding proposals – that’s 860 teachers and an average of £314 per pupil. Unless the Government allocates additional money, schools and academies are set to lose huge amounts in real terms cuts — rising to £3 … Continue reading Leeds NW and Horsforth Labour campaign against cuts to local schools

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

‘Exceptional’ report on 2015 Leeds floods calls for clarity on Government funding for protection measures

It’s just over a year since Storm Eva brought havoc to Leeds. For those affected, it may still seem like yesterday. - Kirkstall Road closed – along with railway links through Kirkstall; - Linton/Wetherby bridge fundamentally damaged; - Kirkstall electricity sub stations temporarily down; - And misery to those personally affected as numbers of shops, … Continue reading ‘Exceptional’ report on 2015 Leeds floods calls for clarity on Government funding for protection measures

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

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