Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel seeks assurances from Leeds Bradford Airport’s new owners

Last week the Australian investment firm, AMP, bought Leeds Bradford airport. Our MP Alex Sobel, has been quick to seek assurances from the new owners on the airport’s future – on infrastructure investment, terms and conditions for staff and improvements for passengers. The airport, which was once owned jointly by local authorities, was bought by … Continue reading Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel seeks assurances from Leeds Bradford Airport’s new owners

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‘A strong voice in this House and a powerful advocate for my constituency’ – Alex Sobel’s Maiden Speech

On Wednesday 12 July our new MP, Alex Sobel, made his maiden speech – in the debate concerning the Grenfell Tower tragedy. He celebrated the diverse and great area which is Leeds North West Constituency. He promised to ‘speak truth to power and be an advocate for this one issue [climate change], which will define … Continue reading ‘A strong voice in this House and a powerful advocate for my constituency’ – Alex Sobel’s Maiden Speech

Labour MEPs want compensation for car buyers after Dieselgate – and better air quality too!

Here in Leeds NW, Labour are campaigning hard on the issue of Clean Air – and especially against the levels of pollution around the A660 corridor. Leeds, and areas like those affected by the A660, fall foul of air quality standards, standards set – we’d remind you – by the EU. Leeds Labour-controlled council has … Continue reading Labour MEPs want compensation for car buyers after Dieselgate – and better air quality too!

Leeds Council’s flagship extra care housing in Yeadon shortlisted for award

Last December the multi-million pound, extra care housing scheme, Wharfedale View in Yeadon, was completed. Last Friday it was officially opened by Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council. The development – a mix of apartments for rent, for sale with shared ownership – is a flagship scheme, a first of its kind. It … Continue reading Leeds Council’s flagship extra care housing in Yeadon shortlisted for award

Leeds NW and Horsforth Labour campaign against cuts to local schools

It’s been calculated that over £32 million will be lost to Leeds Schools by 2020 under the government’s School Funding proposals – that’s 860 teachers and an average of £314 per pupil. Unless the Government allocates additional money, schools and academies are set to lose huge amounts in real terms cuts — rising to £3 … Continue reading Leeds NW and Horsforth Labour campaign against cuts to local schools

Golden Acre Park – safe in Leeds Labour’s hands,under threat from Tory cuts

Remember George Osborne? Remember the Tories’ Housing Bill earlier this year? Remember the threat to Council assets it contained – to libraries, parks. . . ? Labour’s John Healey warned about the likely consequences of George’s plans to plug the holes he’d made in the public purse back then. And we duly passed on his … Continue reading Golden Acre Park – safe in Leeds Labour’s hands,under threat from Tory cuts

Leeds City Council results are expected later today. Watch this space

Counting of votes in Leeds City Council elections begins today at 10 a.m. West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner votes will be counted this afternoon. We will update this web-post as and when we get results for Leeds NW wards. Watch this space. Adel and Wharfedale Tory hold Paul Wray Labour - 1270 Barry Anderson … Continue reading Leeds City Council results are expected later today. Watch this space

Labour’s vision for Leeds – A strong economy and a compassionate city. Vote today

Today is polling day – for Leeds City Council elections, and also for West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. We’re asking you to vote Labour in both elections. Labour is standing on its record of achievement – and its commitment to the future: - on its record in working for a strong local economy - … Continue reading Labour’s vision for Leeds – A strong economy and a compassionate city. Vote today

Leeds Labour Council: Supporting children, closing educational achievement gaps, promoting physical activity

Why vote Labour in Leeds on May 5th? Because Leeds Labour Council has been supporting our children and young people, and promoting physical activity. • In December, the Government named children’s services in Leeds as one of six exemplar providers of local authority children’s services • The number of children in care in Leeds has … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council: Supporting children, closing educational achievement gaps, promoting physical activity

Leeds Labour Council : Supporting healthy ageing, and the sick and vulnerable

Why should you vote Labour in Leeds on May 5? Because Leeds Labour Council has been building a compassionate city – supporting healthy aging, caring for the sick and vulnerable. The Labour Council has: • Invested a further £1m to meet rising demand for Tele Care services to help more older people live safely and … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council : Supporting healthy ageing, and the sick and vulnerable