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. 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

The TUC is 150 years old this year. Here’s to the next century and a half. #TUC150

As the TUC prepares to meet in conference, we celebrate its great history. The TUC is 150 years old this year- a century and a half at the heart of the Labour movement. Strong unions are essential to the lives and living standards of working people. There's no doubt that we'll need it for the … Continue reading The TUC is 150 years old this year. Here’s to the next century and a half. #TUC150

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

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