Lib Dem claims on Health, Recycling, Merrion House: Let’s #SetTheRecordStraight

Three new claims have been made in the latest leaflet from the Liberal Democrats about the Labour Party. Unfortunately once again we need to correct them, and set the record straight. First: they claim “Labour voted down a Lib Dem plan to provide six Admiral Nurses to help dementia patients in Leeds”. The provision of … Continue reading Lib Dem claims on Health, Recycling, Merrion House: Let’s #SetTheRecordStraight

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Headingley Sports Stadium re-development: Let’s #SetTheRecordStraight

The Liberal Democrats have accused Leeds City Council of spending unnecessary funds on the re-development of Headingley Sports Stadium/Cricket Ground. This is just another in a string of false accusations and erroneous claims made by the Lib-Dems against the Labour-run council. One of their recent leaflets claimed: Leeds City Council spent £4 million of tax-payers … Continue reading Headingley Sports Stadium re-development: Let’s #SetTheRecordStraight

Leeds NW Labour celebrating our 4 great women candidates for May 2018. International Women’s Day

Today, on International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating our women candidates who are standing for election here in Leeds NW on May 3. We have four of them – one in every ward in the constituency. Is that a first? In the new ward of Headingley and Hyde Park, sitting councillor Al Garthwaite will be standing … Continue reading Leeds NW Labour celebrating our 4 great women candidates for May 2018. International Women’s Day

“Efforts of ordinary women” inspire Weetwood candidate, Christine Knight. International Women’s Day, 2018

Thursday 8 March is International Women’s Day. This week we’ll be posting on Leeds NW Labour women, especially our Labour women candidates for the Leeds Council Elections in May 2018. We began by asking Christine Knight, who’s standing in Weetwood, whether her politics had been inspired by any particular woman. Here’s her answer: “If asked … Continue reading “Efforts of ordinary women” inspire Weetwood candidate, Christine Knight. International Women’s Day, 2018

Weetwood ward’s Christine Knight at Leeds Grand Mosque on Open Day

Christine Knight and Julie Furlong, both members of Weetwood Labour Party, visited the Grand Mosque in Leeds for their Open Day event on Sunday 18th February. Christine, who is prospective Labour candidate for Weetwood Ward in May's Council elections, commented “The event was a fantastic success in bringing together people from different backgrounds and beliefs … Continue reading Weetwood ward’s Christine Knight at Leeds Grand Mosque on Open Day

100 years after female suffrage Al Garthwaite & Christine Knight are Labour’s women in Leeds NW

It’s 100 years since women got the – limited – right to vote. 100 years on and we’re proud to have a woman leader of the Leeds City Council, Labour’s Judith Blake. And here in Leeds NW we’ve already chosen two women for the upcoming Council elections in May: - Al Garthwaite, councillor in Headingley, … Continue reading 100 years after female suffrage Al Garthwaite & Christine Knight are Labour’s women in Leeds NW

Weetwood Labour’s response to Leeds Beckett’s redevelopment and its impact on parking.

Weetwood Labour party are proud to have Leeds Beckett University in our ward. But we’ve had some concerns about the impact of their redevelopment schemes on local residents. So we joined forces with our Labour MP, Alex Sobel, to take our concerns to the University. As a result, we’re calling for no net reduction in … Continue reading Weetwood Labour’s response to Leeds Beckett’s redevelopment and its impact on parking.

Labour, working with and for Weetwood: West Park site housing development

In November and December 2017 Weetwood Labour Party surveyed residents in the West Park area. The aim was to find out about their views and opinions regarding the proposed housing development on the old West Park Centre site. A number of residents expressed concern that the redevelopment could lead to traffic congestion in the area. … Continue reading Labour, working with and for Weetwood: West Park site housing development

John McMahon selected to fight Weetwood ward for Labour

John McMahon has been selected by Weetwood members to fight the ward in the coming May elections for Leeds City Council. John is a Weetwood resident. He moved to Leeds in 1989 to study as a mature student for a degree at Beckett's Park. Over the past 29 years John has worked in Leeds and … Continue reading John McMahon selected to fight Weetwood ward for Labour