Alex Sobel slams Universal Credit in House of Commons Speech

Alex Sobel MP slammed Universal Credit in yesterday’s  Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit in the House of Commons. The Labour Party called the debate to demand a pause to the rollout of Universal Credit to allow time to fix the numerous problems with the new system. In the vote that followed the debate, MPs … Continue reading Alex Sobel slams Universal Credit in House of Commons Speech

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Sheltered housing at risk: Labour unmask yet another vicious Tory ‘Welfare Reform’ omni-shambles

On Wednesday Labour used its Opposition Day Debate to call the Tories to account on yet another of their ill-thought through attacks on the most vulnerable in our society. The issue is cuts to housing benefit. The victims – the elderly, homeless, those fleeing domestic violence. The attack is on housing benefit cuts for supported … Continue reading Sheltered housing at risk: Labour unmask yet another vicious Tory ‘Welfare Reform’ omni-shambles

Tax Credit Cuts campaign in Headingley and Weetwood, Pizza and African Democracy in Otley and Yeadon – join us in Leeds NW

Campaigning against the Tax Credit Cuts and the Pizza and Politics Café – these are just two events over the next seven days organized by Leeds NW Labour branches. On Saturday 14 November, our Headinglwy and Weetwood branch will be campaigning against the Tories Tax Credit cuts. On Wednesday 18 November the regular Pizza and … Continue reading Tax Credit Cuts campaign in Headingley and Weetwood, Pizza and African Democracy in Otley and Yeadon – join us in Leeds NW

Tory Tax Credit Cuts will cost 3+m working families average £1300 p.a. – sign up to Labour’s campaign to stop them

In the run up to Christmas, over 3 million families will receive news that they are facing an average loss of well over £1,000 a year. There are currently just over 3 million in-work families receiving tax credits, of whom 2.7 million have children - almost every one of them will be hit by the … Continue reading Tory Tax Credit Cuts will cost 3+m working families average £1300 p.a. – sign up to Labour’s campaign to stop them

“Zero hours and temp jobs are no help to ‘hardworking people’ ” – and they have implications for all of us

The article below publishes the results of findings of researchers at the University of Bath. It makes clear the growth of temporary and zero hours contract working under the Coalition, and the hollowness of claims that such conditions bring welcome flexibility. It underlines the results of the loss of workers' rights for all of us … Continue reading “Zero hours and temp jobs are no help to ‘hardworking people’ ” – and they have implications for all of us

VOTE ALEX SOBEL TODAY – For Leeds NW, for Leeds, for Britain: Labour’s message of Hope and Change – and protecting the weak and vulnerable

It’s polling day tomorrow. So on your last day of decision – here’s a reminder of what Labour is pledging. But also, remember, it’s a local election here in Leeds. So here’s a reminder, too, of what Labour in office locally has achieved. Labour’s manifesto is here – and we’ve provided links to all the … Continue reading VOTE ALEX SOBEL TODAY – For Leeds NW, for Leeds, for Britain: Labour’s message of Hope and Change – and protecting the weak and vulnerable

A vote for ANY LibDem is a vote for THE LIBDEMS. Here’s a reminder of their record

The election on May 7 will be tight. The number of MPs and votes each party gets will count – including in any negotiations afterwards. The LibDems are pitching hard for your vote here in Leeds NW. It’s time for a reminder of what they have done in Government with the Tories since 2010. For … Continue reading A vote for ANY LibDem is a vote for THE LIBDEMS. Here’s a reminder of their record

New foodbank opens in Leeds NW at Ireland Wood – we need policies to tackle food dependency

This week a new foodbank has opened here in Leeds NW - at St Paul's church, Ireland Wood. The rise of food banks in 21st Century Britain is a tragedy and a disgrace - and one which affects us right here in our own community. People are going hungry - and good people locally are … Continue reading New foodbank opens in Leeds NW at Ireland Wood – we need policies to tackle food dependency

Debbie Abrahams’ Disability Bill – a foretaste of Labour government in action

Debbie Abrahams was one of the first MPs to endorse our candidate, Alex Sobel. So naturally we have a soft spot for her! But we greatly admire her political stance - Debbie is a member of AndyBurnham's health team - with 100% commitment to our NHS, as her own career shows. So we were not … Continue reading Debbie Abrahams’ Disability Bill – a foretaste of Labour government in action