£20.7 million plan to transform Leeds city centre transport – still time to have your say.

Leeds City Council is set to approve plans for the city centre. They aim to improve bus reliability - ensuring that buses can navigate easily through the centre - and to substantially enhance the quality of the city centre by increasing public space, and improving walking and cycling. They will contribute to the Council’s aim … Continue reading £20.7 million plan to transform Leeds city centre transport – still time to have your say.

Leeds NW MP, Alex Sobel, secures deal for direct rail link to London

Our Leeds NW MP, Alex Sobel, has secured a commitment for a London connection from Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway. LNER are to run six trains per day on the Harrogate line and the new Bramhope station is set to be the key stop between Leeds and Harrogate. This will provide a direct London connection to … Continue reading Leeds NW MP, Alex Sobel, secures deal for direct rail link to London

Leeds’ leader, Judith Blake, welcomes creation of a powerful new voice in the Convention of the North

If the recent chaos on the railways proved anything, it was the need for the North to have a voice in the corridors of power – and a strong and united one. That voice will be found this summer, when a Convention of the North is established. Northern council leaders will meet alongside business leaders, … Continue reading Leeds’ leader, Judith Blake, welcomes creation of a powerful new voice in the Convention of the North

Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 3 – Transport: improvements on A660, Airport rail-link and park and ride, for a cleaner, greener NW Leeds

Transport is vital to quality of life and for accessing jobs. Better public transport is an important way to improve air quality and cut pollution. Improvements on major bus routes, park and ride schemes, new railway stations, smart ticketing and a short-term bike hire scheme: these are all among Labour’s plans for a cleaner, greener … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 3 – Transport: improvements on A660, Airport rail-link and park and ride, for a cleaner, greener NW Leeds

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

Judith Blake & Northern Labour leaders call summit on government investment

Labour Leader of Leeds City Council, Judith Blake, has joined other Labour Council Leaders and Mayors of Northern Cities in reacting strongly to recent government statements about transport infrastructure investment – i.e. the Tories’ decision to cancel funding for rail electrification while issuing backing for London’s Crossrail 2 - and their implications for the North. … Continue reading Judith Blake & Northern Labour leaders call summit on government investment

Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake – how cities can make UK fairer & stronger

Leeds is a member of the Core Cities group. Today they have launched a Green paper. Cities are capable, ready and willing to help the UK become a fairer and stronger place. The Green paper sets out how – and calls on government to help and support their efforts. You can read more about it … Continue reading Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake – how cities can make UK fairer & stronger

Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake on proposals for Leeds/Bradford Airport parkway station

Leeds Council Leaders Judith Blake and Richard Lewis have issued an Open Letter on proposals for Leeds Bradford Airport parkway station [below]. As the letter makes clear, all proposals and decisions have to be made in the context of severe spending constraints - and as part of a package of measures to improve Leeds transport … Continue reading Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake on proposals for Leeds/Bradford Airport parkway station

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

Leeds ‪Council Leader Judith Blake: We’ll keep pushing for mass transit scheme for Leeds‬

Over the last couple of days there have been major announcements about the immediate future of transport in Leeds - £270 million investment over the next four years - including £180 million investment in bus travel - and new rail plans – which will involve a Park and Ride station on the Leeds/Harrogate line to … Continue reading Leeds ‪Council Leader Judith Blake: We’ll keep pushing for mass transit scheme for Leeds‬