May 1 1997: best for Britain, Best for Leeds NW. What Labour Governments 1997-2010 achieved

Twenty years ago today, the British elected a Labour government at Westminster - and here in Leeds NW we elected a Labour MP, Harold Best. Harold was a great local MP, who worked tirelessly for all his constituents. And the combination of Labour MP and Labour government brought real benefits for Britain and for the … Continue reading May 1 1997: best for Britain, Best for Leeds NW. What Labour Governments 1997-2010 achieved

Al Garthwaite, Labour candidate in Headingley, backs Reclaim the Internet campaign: end misogynistic violence.

On Friday last, Al Garthwaite, Labour’s candidate in Headingley, was filming on Woodhouse Moor with Yvette Cooper. The film is destined for the Reclaim the Internet Website – as part of the Reclaim the Internet campaign which Yvette will be launching on May 26th. The name is based on the famous Reclaim the Night campaign … Continue reading Al Garthwaite, Labour candidate in Headingley, backs Reclaim the Internet campaign: end misogynistic violence.

I’ll work to end male violence against women here in Leeds – Al Garthwaite’s pledge on International Women’s Day.

Today is International Women’s Day. The 2016 theme is ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for gender equality’. Here in Yorkshire and the Humber the TUC Women’s Forum is focusing on women’s health in the workforce. And in Leeds North West Labour’s candidate in Headingley, Al Garthwaite, will be pledging to work to end … Continue reading I’ll work to end male violence against women here in Leeds – Al Garthwaite’s pledge on International Women’s Day.

12-13 March – Otley celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day when, across the world, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The day itself is part of a week of events which will do just that. Here in Leeds NW Otley Women Together have organized a weekend of events on 12/13th March … Continue reading 12-13 March – Otley celebrates International Women’s Day

Here’s the new Shadow Cabinet in full – first majority female shadow cabinet – ever

Here's the new Shadow Cabinet in full - first majority female shadow cabinet, or for that matter, cabinet - ever Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Party Chair and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Tom Watson MP Shadow First Secretary of State, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and … Continue reading Here’s the new Shadow Cabinet in full – first majority female shadow cabinet – ever

Labour’s shadow team is almost 50:50 women and men – another difference we could have made on May 7.

On International Women’s Day we reminded you what a difference a Labour victory on May 7 would make for women’s political representation. The contrast between Cameron’s cabinet, announced today, and Labour’s Shadow Cabinet underlines that. In spite of all his efforts – Cameron has only been able to appoint 9 women out of 29 members … Continue reading Labour’s shadow team is almost 50:50 women and men – another difference we could have made on May 7.

Labour’s manifesto for women:Fair deal at work, Work/care balance, tackling violence against women, equality in public life

Labour has launched its manifesto for women. Labour aims to • Address the low pay that affects women most, by raising the Minimum Wage to more than £8 an hour by October 2019. • Support women and men to better balance work and care, by extending free childcare for working parents of three and four … Continue reading Labour’s manifesto for women:Fair deal at work, Work/care balance, tackling violence against women, equality in public life

Ed Balls speech in Leeds today: Tax cuts for the millions, or the millionaires? Labour’s Better Plan.

7000 families in Leeds have been hit by the bedroom tax. 40,000 families in Leeds have been hit by real terms tax credit cuts. Under this LibDem/Tory Coalition, millions are paying more - while millionaires are paying less. Today in Leeds Ed Balls laid out Labour’s Better Plan. “
We will not raise VAT. We will … Continue reading Ed Balls speech in Leeds today: Tax cuts for the millions, or the millionaires? Labour’s Better Plan.

Bradford West’s candidate Naz Shah’s amazing story: politicians are NOT all the same.

Naz Shah is the Labour candidate who has been selected to fight George Galloway in Bradford West. After her selection, she told her personal story. It’s amazing, it's humbling, and it's a story which deserves to be widely read – and especially in the context of the recent International Women’s Day. We reprint it here … Continue reading Bradford West’s candidate Naz Shah’s amazing story: politicians are NOT all the same.

Otley Women celebrated International Women’s Day- calling on N Leeds and Wharfedale women to register + to vote.

International Women’s Day is all about women doing it for themselves. This year’s motto was – Make it Happen. Using your vote is the most effective way of Making Things Happen. That’s why a group of Labour women supporters and friends gathered in Otley this week to celebrate International Women's Day – and to ask … Continue reading Otley Women celebrated International Women’s Day- calling on N Leeds and Wharfedale women to register + to vote.