Alex Sobel – the Open Mosques, Otley Food Festival and the Bedroom Tax

Leeds North West Constituency

Alex Sobel has hit the ground running after his selection as parliamentary candidate for Leeds North West.

On Saturday evening he was at the Big Iftar at the Makkah Mosque in Hyde Park, an Open Mosque evening. The mosque donated parcels of food/hampers to charities serving homeless people and will be raising funds for a local children’s charity during Ramadan.

Yesterday he was at the Otley Food Festival – a wonderful event drawing people from across the region to Otley, helping the local economy and bringing Yorkshire people together. [Many thanks to John Eveleigh and his colleagues for organizing this!]

In the afternoon, Alex was out door-knocking and contacting local people in Meanwood. meanwood_doorknock

And it was there that he met Paul.

As Alex puts it ‘Paul came to the door on his crutches and told me that he had to pay £50 a month to top up his rent due…

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