Thanks to the efforts of Leeds Labour-led Council investment has been found to redevelop Headingley Carnegie Stadium. The Council has brokered an agreement which will provide the funds that are required. The stadium is home to Leeds Rhinos rugby league team and Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union club, as well as main home ground of Yorkshire … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council set to secure deal for Headingley Carnegie Stadium redevelopment
The government has failed to tackle the crisis in funding of adult social care centrally. Instead, it has passed the cost on to hard-pressed councils – whose own funding squeeze was at the heart of problems around social care in the first place! In these circumstances, a proposal is on the table to increase Leeds … Continue reading 1% on Leeds Council tax to fund adult social care needs only ‘temporary fix’, as Judith Blake keeps pressure on government
Leeds City Council announced its budget plans last week. This includes a proposed 3.99% council tax rise. Given the current squeeze on incomes, that rise was proposed with the greatest reluctance – and was forced on the Council by continued central government cuts to the grant given to Leeds. 2% of the rise is specifically … Continue reading Leeds Council Tax is rising – to plug part of yawning gap in Adult Social Care funding
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
Leeds City Council is facing yet more severe reductions in its funding over the next three years - so challenging that it will have no choice but to make tough decisions that will impact on services. After six years of major cuts, financial planners are having to work increasingly hard to identify areas where savings … Continue reading ‘After 6 years of continuous cuts to Leeds budget, something now has to give’ warns Judith Blake
Today is polling day – for Leeds City Council elections, and also for West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. We’re asking you to vote Labour in both elections. Labour is standing on its record of achievement – and its commitment to the future: - on its record in working for a strong local economy - … Continue reading Labour’s vision for Leeds – A strong economy and a compassionate city. Vote today
There was a huge turnout for the March in support of the NHS in Leeds yesterday. We’re proud to say that Leeds NW Labour party – and its candidates – were well represented. We've posted pictures on Facebook of the event. Before he left to join the marchers, one of those candidates, Paul Wray, who’s … Continue reading Paul Wray marched for NHS: his reminder – how you vote on May 5 affects NHS in Leeds
Leeds NW Labour Party is supporting two events backing the NHS tomorrow, Saturday 16 April. MARCH FOR THE NHS Yorkshire march for the NHS – assemble at Leeds Art Gallery for 11.30am Then in the evening there will be a benefit gig organized by Otley and Yeadon Labour Party in support of Junior Doctors [and … Continue reading April 16 – Join Leeds NW Labour Party on March for NHS + Otley gig supporting Junior Doctors
Yesterday John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, spoke at the London School of Economics – to a packed audience. His speech was a major statement of Labour’s economic direction – and aspirations. He stressed that ‘Labour is interested in how we earn money, not just how to spend it.’ And the watchwords of Labour’s new economics … Continue reading Labour is interested in how we earn money not just how to spend it – John McDonnell maps Labour’s 21st-century answers.
Roger Harington has been chosen as Labour’s candidate for Weetwood Ward in the Leeds City Council elections in May. Roger came to Leeds nearly 40 years ago to be Chaplain at Leeds University and lived on St. Anne’s Road in Weetwood Ward. It’s sometimes said that politicians these days lack hinterland. That’s certainly not true … Continue reading Roger Harington is Labour’s candidate for Weetwood ward in May 2016.