Labour created the National Health Service - our proudest achievement, providing universal healthcare for all on the basis of need, free at the point of use. In government we will reverse moves which have put profits before patients, tackle the problems of staffing levels and work to protect patients. Here in Leeds, in spite of … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018:7, Healthcare for All-Labour Leeds ‘best city for health and wellbeing ‘
Air pollution has serious implications for our health. Spending time in areas with high levels of air pollution can worsen asthma symptoms and prevent development in children. It is linked with an estimated 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year. The Government is abdicating their responsibility on clean air, so Leeds Labour is leading … Continue reading 2018 Leeds Labour Manifesto: 1 – Cleaning Our Air
Since 2016 Headingley and Weetwood Labour Parties have been campaigning on the issue of Clean Air along the A660 corridor. The Leeds NW Labour Party has committed itself to the campaign. Our new MP, Alex Sobel – who has a strong record of environmental political action - has fully backed it. So Labour’s A660 Clean … Continue reading Clean Air on A660 in Leeds NW – time for all of us to have our say
We’ve been campaigning hard on Clean Air and Pollution along the A660 corridor and beyond. This is ‘Breathe Easy’ week, and this year the theme is air pollution and clean air. This post gives more details about getting help and support for people in Leeds with lung conditions.
Each year, Breathe Easy Week, which runs from 12-16 June 2017, raises awareness of lung conditions: this year the theme is air pollution and clean air. The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is working closely with Leeds City Council’s public health team to deliver Breathe Easy support groups across Leeds, offering support to people with lung conditions. Jeremy Bacon, British Lung Foundation Breathe Easy manager explains how the groups work, how you can get involved and why they have a key role in helping people improve their health
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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
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!
Worldwide, air pollution is now one of the greatest external threats to health for urban dwellers. Here in Britain, London breached its air pollution limits for the whole year in the first five days of 2017. In 2015, in four out of ten UK councils, air pollution limits were exceeded. There is increasing evidence that … Continue reading Headingley and Weetwood Labour Party’s campaign for clean air on A660
One of the perennially popular posts on this website is the one detailing the Leeds Let’s Get Active programme. If our experience is anything to go by, this has been a hugely successful scheme which has inspired thousands of people to take part in sport and physical activity across Leeds. Most of them may not … Continue reading Labour Council steps up to extend finance for Leeds Let’s Get Active programme
Remember George Osborne? Remember the Tories’ Housing Bill earlier this year? Remember the threat to Council assets it contained – to libraries, parks. . . ? Labour’s John Healey warned about the likely consequences of George’s plans to plug the holes he’d made in the public purse back then. And we duly passed on his … Continue reading Golden Acre Park – safe in Leeds Labour’s hands,under threat from Tory cuts
Men are five times more likely to commit suicide than women. Difficulties surrounding employment; divorce and child custody problems; long-term health conditions – all these can be factors affecting a sense of self-worth, for men and women. But men are much less likely to access mental health support, for them, these problems are much more … Continue reading New Leeds Council audit to help prevent suicide in the city