The second guided political discussion hosted by the Leeds North West Labour Party was – once again – very successful. Thanks to all members who attended. Special thanks to Dr Charlie Dannreuther from the University of Leeds for delivering another thoroughly interesting and informative talk - on Insecurity. These are great opportunities for informed and … Continue reading Insecurity: theme of Leeds NW Labour’s guided political discussions. Report and future meetings
Loneliness is a widespread issue in our society – as the late Jo Cox well knew. It was one of her campaigns, one which Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has taken up since Jo’s death. But loneliness and social isolation are particularly acute problems facing older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender citizens. Headingley Councillor, Al … Continue reading Headingley Cllr Al Garthwaite: older LGBT people face special issues, as Leeds City Council recognises
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
Of the current estimated 215,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in schools: . 52,000 will miss school in response to homophobic bullying; · 37,000 will change their future educational plans because of homophobic bullying; · The school work of 70,000 will suffer because of homophobic bullying. [Stonewall] Although some schools are tackling homophobic bullying, for … Continue reading Zero tolerance: Alex Sobel backs Labour’s plans to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.
Lucy Powell, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Childcare and Children, will be visiting Leeds North West this Friday, 12 Sept. She will be in Otley at 12.45 p.m. visiting the Children’s Centre with Alex Sobel. Labour’s candidate in Leeds North West. Lucy only entered Parliament in 2012, where she represents Manchester Central. She was born in … Continue reading Lucy Powell, Shadow Minister for Childcare and Children, with Alex Sobel in Leeds NW and Otley Friday 12 Sept