Leeds NW CLP Women's Forum Event Saturday 25th November 1pm-3pm. ☕ 🍵 🍰 🍪🍎🍐 MEANWOOD INSTITUTE, 92 GREEN ROAD, MEANWOOD, LEEDS LS6 4LD Come along and enjoy refreshments, games and a general opportunity to socialise with other women members. We intend to make this an informal and inclusive event. We would like to give you an opportunity … Continue reading Local Events: Leeds NW CLP Women’s Forum Event
At 12pm today the ballot closed for the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party. Richard Leonard and Anas Sarwar will be waiting anxiously to hear the result tomorrow. https://labourlist.org/2017/11/voting-closes-in-scottish-labour-contest-as-leonard-and-sarwar-thank-members/
1,047 members of Labour International (28% turnout) have cast their ballots with regards to their candidates for the upcoming NEC elections. The results are as follows: Jon Lansman: 565 Eddie Izzard: 561 Yasmin Dar: 522 Gurinder Singh Josan: 449 Rachel Garnham: 448 Johanna Baxter: 334 The Labour List report can be found here.
Gordon Brown's message is quite clear: If you want change, you want Corbyn's Labour http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gordon-brown-jeremy-corbyn-labour-leader-backs-phenomenon-people-change-left-wing-centre-tony-blair-a8047291.html
Jeremy Corbyn has launched Labour’s democracy review with a fresh pitch to turn the party into a “movement” as well as to boost participation from groups which have often been under-represented in politics. Full details can be found here.
Labour List has published the text of Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the CBI today, during which he makes clear that: "The shocking revelations from the Paradise Papers today, yet again of widespread tax avoidance and evasion on an industrial scale must lead to decisive action and real change" The full article can be found here.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that if something doesn't change that 37% of children will be in poverty by 2021. That figure is higher than any recorded since figures were first collated in 1961. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/02/37-per-cent-children-poor-national-humiliation-ifs
Leeds Bradford Airport came under new ownership last week when it was bought by AMP Capital, an Australian investment firm. Alex Sobel MP has written to the Head of Organisaton, Simon Ellis, seeking assurances that planned infrastructure investment is still to go ahead. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15620692.MP_seeks_assurances_from_new_owners_of_Leeds_Bradford_Airport/?ref=mr&lp=3
Labour MPs believe they have found a way to force Theresa May into releasing the 58 secret Brexit studies into potential economic impacts of Brexit. They intend to do this by using a 19th century parliamentary rule which essentially states that MPs have the power to demand papers "which are in possession of ministers" by … Continue reading Brexit: Move to Release Secret Studies
Here is the latest issue (Issue 12) of the Adel & Wharfedale Labour News & Views leaflet. This time we're focusing on the funds that our schools are set to have stripped away thanks to the Tory's latest schools' funding formula. The reverse side is all about the NHS; how the Tories are failing it … Continue reading Branch News: Issue 12 & Campaigning