Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 6 – How we run your council

Paying a Real Living Wage 97p higher than the government’s living wage, an inclusive employer featuring in Stonewall’s top 100 for LGBT+ people, and with more insourced jobs than any other Council in the UK and no compulsory redundancies, Leeds Labour Council is run to provide the highest standard of service ensured by treating its … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 6 – How we run your council

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 2019. 3 – Growing up in Leeds

Keeping open all Children’s Centres, reducing numbers of children in care, the only city in the UK whose Children’s services are rated ‘Outstanding’, English and Maths results improving at 4x national average, tackling period poverty, supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities as they move into post-16 education, creating over 11,000 new primary school … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 3 – Growing up in Leeds

Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 2- The Leeds Economy

Labour’s strategy aims for a local economy which provides great jobs with workers’ rights, not in-work poverty and disempowerment, which harnesses and builds on our people's creative talents to make a global cultural city. And which achieves growth while minimising congestion and air pollution, for example by attracting peopke back on to public transport. “Labour … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 2- The Leeds Economy

Labour staffer in Alex Sobel’s office wins National award – for helping the people of Leeds North West.

Amid all the high-profile Brexit activity, it’s easy to forget the huge amount of work MPs and their staff do for constituents day in day out. Just how much – and just how successfully – has recently been recognised by a national award for a member of Alex Sobel’s team here in Leeds North West. … Continue reading Labour staffer in Alex Sobel’s office wins National award – for helping the people of Leeds North West.

Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 1 – Homes for Leeds

Energy efficient homes in the biggest Council house building programme since the 1980s and long-term help for rough sleepers - Leeds Labour tackles our housing needs. “With Labour, over the next few years we are going to build more than a thousand new council homes in Leeds. All our new homes will be energy efficient … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 1 – Homes for Leeds

Councillor James Gibson re-selected to stand for Weetwood in Council Elections 2 May 2019

Local members in Weetwood have chosen James Gibson to stand again for election to Leeds City Council on May 2 2019. James was elected to represent Weetwood in May 2018. In his first nine months as a councillor, he has campaigned and worked tirelessly for the people of Weetwood. From a free breakfast scheme for … Continue reading Councillor James Gibson re-selected to stand for Weetwood in Council Elections 2 May 2019

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

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