Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 6, Tackling poverty and deprivation- Leeds Labour pays the Living Wage

Under the Tories and LibDem/Tory Coalition targets for tackling Child Poverty were abolished and it is women and children who have borne the brunt of austerity. Child poverty has soared by 400,000 since the Tories came to power. This is a direct result of this Government’s seven wasted years of austerity and punitive social security … Continue reading Leeds Labour Manifesto 2018: 6, Tackling poverty and deprivation- Leeds Labour pays the Living Wage

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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

Alex Sobel’s message of support to Leeds University staff taking strike action

Our MP Alex Sobel has joined fellow Leeds MP, Hilary Benn, in offering his support to those taking strike action at Leeds University. https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/8975/Pressure-grows-on-University-of-Leeds-as-more-MPs-back-striking-staff#.WeCCphRf6fU.twitter As Alex wrote: "Dear UCU members at the University of Leeds I want to let those of you who live in the Leeds North West constituency know that you have my … Continue reading Alex Sobel’s message of support to Leeds University staff taking strike action

Alex Sobel MP backs musicians in Leeds NW to get the best possible deal from Brexit

Did you know that the creative industries are worth over £87bn in their contribution to the economy - more than oil and gas, life sciences and aerospace combined? They are the fastest-growing sector of the economy, employing 1 in 11 people. The UK has the largest cultural economy in the world relative to Gross Domestic … Continue reading Alex Sobel MP backs musicians in Leeds NW to get the best possible deal from Brexit

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

Leeds Council Leader, Judith Blake’s warning on Brexit: “It is our communities which would be hardest hit”

Yesterday Leeds' Judith Blake joined over 60 other Labour Council leaders to warn that Brexit would cause “a further funding black hole” in their budgets, which are already strained after six years of cuts to local government by the Tories.'It is our communities which would be hardest hit", they warned - “the disastrous economic effects … Continue reading Leeds Council Leader, Judith Blake’s warning on Brexit: “It is our communities which would be hardest hit”

A more equal society not only fairer, but more economically stable & better at wealth creation: Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today

Today Jeremy Corbyn gave a keynote speech to the Fabian Society’s New Year Conference. In it he attacked the Tories view of fairness, and defended a Labour history in which the party has created the very basis of a fair society – now under Tory threat, including in their gerrymandering of the very democratic process … Continue reading A more equal society not only fairer, but more economically stable & better at wealth creation: Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today

No to airstrikes on Syria – + Richard Corbett on the EU: Leeds NW Labour’s last meeting

The Leeds NW Meeting in Otley on 27 November was a full and important one. The meeting passed a resolution on terrorism and the bombing of Syria – and heard an excellent talk from our Yorkshire and Humber MEP, Richard Corbett, on why and how Labour should be preparing for the EU referendum campaign.   … Continue reading No to airstrikes on Syria – + Richard Corbett on the EU: Leeds NW Labour’s last meeting

Greg Mulholland didn’t vote on 2nd reading of TU Bill. We welcome his commitment to vote against on 2 Nov

The Tories are in the process of pushing through an [Anti-] Trade Union Bill, which will threaten the most basic human rights to strike and organize. The Bill passed its second reading in the Commons, and will come back for a final vote on 2 November. We’re campaigning hard against the Bill – and we’re … Continue reading Greg Mulholland didn’t vote on 2nd reading of TU Bill. We welcome his commitment to vote against on 2 Nov

“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