Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 2- The Leeds Economy

Leeds North West Constituency

Labour’s strategy aims for a local economy which provides great jobs with workers’ rights, not in-work poverty and disempowerment, which harnesses and builds on our people’s creative talents to make a global cultural city. And which achieves growth while minimising congestion and air pollution, for example by attracting peopke back on to public transport.

“Labour want a Leeds economy that works for the many, and not the few.

At the heart of this is our inclusive growth strategy. This sets out how Leeds City Council, the private sector, universities, colleges and schools, the third sector and social enterprises in the city will work together to grow the Leeds economy ensuring that everyone in the city can benefit from the significant growth that is happening.

We are working with anchor institutions – locally rooted organisations such as the universities, hospitals and big businesses – to make a positive contribution to our…

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Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 1 – Homes for Leeds

Leeds North West Constituency

Energy efficient homes in the biggest Council house building programme since the 1980s and long-term help for rough sleepers – Leeds Labour tackles our housing needs.

“With Labour, over the next few years we are going to build more than a thousand new council homes in Leeds.

All our new homes will be energy efficient and built to a high standard, designed to meet the needs of people in the 21st century. These new homes are desperately needed as waiting lists for council properties continue to grow.

This will be the biggest council house building programme Leeds City Council has seen since the early 1980s. By the end of 2020 we will have delivered more than 1,000 council homes.

The government’s ‘right to buy’ scheme is causing the Council’s housing stock to continue to be reduced. Until we have a Labour government who can pause right to buy, Leeds City…

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