Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 5 – Making Leeds green

The largest council in the UK to declare a Climate Emergency, Leeds Labour has ruled out fracking, introduced a clean air zone with charges to encourage businesses to move to less polluting vehicles, is installing new charge points for electric vehicles – and has the largest fleet of council-owned electric vehicles in the UK. All … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 5 – Making Leeds green

Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 4 – Health and growing old in Leeds

The Tories transferred public health to councils, and then cut the council funding! Thanks to Tory and LibDem cuts since 2010, 62.5% of Leeds entire budget is now spent on adult and children’s social care. That's a severe constraint, though we are committed to protecting the most vulnerable. But we’re also finding cash to set … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 4 – Health and growing old in Leeds

Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018:7, Healthcare for All-Labour Leeds ‘best city for health and wellbeing ‘

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 ‘

2018 Leeds Labour Manifesto: 1 – Cleaning Our Air

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

Clean Air on A660 in Leeds NW – time for all of us to have our say

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

Breathing easy across Leeds during Breathe Easy week

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.

Better Lives for People in Leeds

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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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!

Headingley and Weetwood Labour Party’s campaign for clean air on A660

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