Elliot Nathan chosen to stand for Otley and Yeadon in local elections in May 2018

Local Labour members in Otley and Yeadon have chosen Elliot Nathan as prospective candidate for the elections to Leeds Council in May 2018. Elliot lives in Otley. He went to Temple Moor High School in Leeds and worked in a range of jobs after leaving school before doing a degree as a mature student in … Continue reading Elliot Nathan chosen to stand for Otley and Yeadon in local elections in May 2018

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James Ranson chosen to stand for Otley and Yeadon in local elections in May 2018

Local Labour party members have chosen James Ranson as a prospective candidate to stand for election in Otley and Yeadon in Leeds Council elections on 3 May 2018. James grew up in a working class family in Manchester. He came to Yorkshire in 1997 to do a course in Fire Safety & Management at Leeds … Continue reading James Ranson chosen to stand for Otley and Yeadon in local elections in May 2018

Leeds NW Labour celebrating our 4 great women candidates for May 2018. International Women’s Day

Today, on International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating our women candidates who are standing for election here in Leeds NW on May 3. We have four of them – one in every ward in the constituency. Is that a first? In the new ward of Headingley and Hyde Park, sitting councillor Al Garthwaite will be standing … Continue reading Leeds NW Labour celebrating our 4 great women candidates for May 2018. International Women’s Day

Yeadon resident Sian Gregory chosen as Otley & Yeadon Election Candidate in May 2018

Sian Gregory has been chosen by local Labour Party members as prospective candidate for Otley and Yeadon in Leeds Council elections in May 2018. Sian is a Yeadon resident and has lived in the area for over 20 years. She lives with her teenage son who goes to the local high school. She enjoys the … Continue reading Yeadon resident Sian Gregory chosen as Otley & Yeadon Election Candidate in May 2018

Dates for your diaries: Quiz nights in Headingley and Otley

Two up coming dates for your diaries Tuesday 30 January, Headingley and Hyde Park Fundraising Quiz night 6.30 to 9 p.m. Original Oak, Otley Road, LS6 2 UE Quiz, Fizz and Cake, Otley and Yeadon Branch Sunday 25 February 2.30 – 4 p.m. Otley Labour Rooms, Nelson St, Otley £4 – includes quiz, glass of … Continue reading Dates for your diaries: Quiz nights in Headingley and Otley

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

‘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