A vote for ANY LibDem is a vote for THE LIBDEMS. Here’s a reminder of their record

The election on May 7 will be tight. The number of MPs and votes each party gets will count – including in any negotiations afterwards. The LibDems are pitching hard for your vote here in Leeds NW. It’s time for a reminder of what they have done in Government with the Tories since 2010. For … Continue reading A vote for ANY LibDem is a vote for THE LIBDEMS. Here’s a reminder of their record

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An NHS the envy of the world? Or for-profit, self-pay system? American doctors on stark choice on May 7

Today a group of US health Care professionals wrote a letter – printed in the Guardian. It warns of a slippery slope for the NHS towards profit-driven, pay-as-you-go health care, towards an NHS where the wealthy will get treatment while others struggle to afford it, where a two-tier system of care develops – with the … Continue reading An NHS the envy of the world? Or for-profit, self-pay system? American doctors on stark choice on May 7

LibDem/Tory Coalition’s Health Act threatens privatized, two-tier NHS. Labour will stop it.

Shocking figures published by Labour have shown that since the Tories and their LibDem allies pushed through their Health and Social Care Act, privatization has galloped away in the NHS. That same act allowed more income from private patients treated in NHS hospitals. That’s now risen by 58% – while services for NHS patients have … Continue reading LibDem/Tory Coalition’s Health Act threatens privatized, two-tier NHS. Labour will stop it.

NHS is on the ballot paper on May 7: Labour’s “double lock” will safeguard its future

Ed Miliband yesterday declared that Labour will guarantee that local health services are no longer threatened by marketisation and privatisation, and provide extra investment so the NHS has time to care. Ed said the future of the NHS is now on the ballot paper in this campaign, because that future is at risk from Tory … Continue reading NHS is on the ballot paper on May 7: Labour’s “double lock” will safeguard its future

Biggest privatization in NHS history; ‘doctored’ report on Coalition’s record, + TTIP: Only one vote counts for NHS on May 7 – Labour

The NHS is still the big story – or should be. This was the week the news broke about the way the biggest planned privatization in NHS history was being handled– and the first to put on sale the care of the most vulnerable patients. This was also the week the LibDem/Tory Government’s report on … Continue reading Biggest privatization in NHS history; ‘doctored’ report on Coalition’s record, + TTIP: Only one vote counts for NHS on May 7 – Labour

Leeds Labour Transport Chief: on First bus fare rise, Old Persons’ bus passes – and executive pay

Tomorrow – 4 January – local bus operator First Bus will raise its fares. James Lewis, West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee Chair and Leeds Labour Councillor, has responded to the fare rises – ‘at a time when people are seeing widespread media reports of fuel prices dropping significantly, First has taken the decision to … Continue reading Leeds Labour Transport Chief: on First bus fare rise, Old Persons’ bus passes – and executive pay

Join Alex Sobel in a last ditch attempt to stop privatisation of East Coast Main Line

Alex is a long-standing opponent of the re-privatisation of East Coast Main Line. He has campaigned consistently on this – and launched a petition last May on the subject. Last May he also joined 30 other Labour candidates in calling for the renationalization of ALL our railways. So it's no surprise that he is now … Continue reading Join Alex Sobel in a last ditch attempt to stop privatisation of East Coast Main Line

‘Have hope, give hope, be optimistic, unite’. Owen Jones’ messages in Leeds NW on Saturday.

This was an amazing weekend in Leeds North West. We began with a packed Otley Labour Rooms on Friday evening listening to Ian Lavery MP speaking with real passion on the 30th Anniversary of the Miners’ Strike [with some great backing acts – from Red Grass and Gary Kaye – and moving speeches from Mark … Continue reading ‘Have hope, give hope, be optimistic, unite’. Owen Jones’ messages in Leeds NW on Saturday.