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
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”
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
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
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
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
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
Labour is ready to hit the ground running after May 7. Ed Milband has revealed the 10 bills which would make up Labour’s first Queen’s Speech. These are bills which Labour has ready to go. They’re a combination of key election pledges and promises – a serious programme for government, both short and longer-term. They … Continue reading An Agenda for change and hope – Labour’s first Queen’s Speech revealed
It’s May 1 - and Leeds Labour Council has celebrated this May day by signing up to Unison’s Ethical Care Charter – protecting Care workers and the people they serve. The charter, given in full below, commits to an end to the working practices which have meant care workers rushing from patient to patient, 15 … Continue reading No zero hours, No 15-min visits, Rights for care workers: Leeds Labour Council signs up to Ethical Care Charter on May day.
Yesterday Labour launched its Charter for Culture and the Creative Industries. We have a passionate belief that the arts should be the entitlement of everyone. This vision is shared by our signatories - Sir Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Melvyn Bragg, Jeanette Winterson and many others. You can read the charter – and see the first … Continue reading Patrick Stewart and Julie Walters have signed Labour’s Charter for Culture and the Creative Industries. Join them.