Lawnswood Roundabout Saved

Labour Councillor Christine Knight and Labour MP Alex Sobel have met with the city’s new transport head and have achieved substantial changes to the proposed scheme for Lawnswood roundabout. Your Labour team in Weetwood, asked for a meeting with Cllr Lisa Mulherin, the new Executive Member for Climate Change and Transport, as soon as she … Continue reading Lawnswood Roundabout Saved

Cookridge Community Run ‘An amazing tribute’

Runners from across the community have come together to pay tribute to an inspiring individual, raising over £124,000 for Cancer Research UK and OPAL. Gareth Dunn sadly passed away, aged just 27 last year. Whilst suffering from terminal cancer, Gareth raised £100,000 for Cancer Research UK by completing tough challenges including running the London Marathon … Continue reading Cookridge Community Run ‘An amazing tribute’

Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 6 – How we run your council

Leeds North West Constituency

Paying a Real Living Wage 97p higher than the government’s living wage, an inclusive employer featuring in Stonewall’s top 100 for LGBT+ people, and with more insourced jobs than any other Council in the UK and no compulsory redundancies, Leeds Labour Council is run to provide the highest standard of service ensured by treating its workers well. Community hubs attempt to protect vital local services in the face of government cuts. For the future Labour aims high, working to make Leeds a living wage city. And we’ll continue to press for the devolved settlement which would bring back more power from Whitehall to the people of Leeds.

“With Labour running Leeds City Council, we ensure that our city has a strong economy but with compassion and socialism at the heart of everything we do.

Back in 2015 we raised the wages of the lowest paid employees to the level of…

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Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 5 – Making Leeds green

Leeds North West Constituency

The largest council in the UK to declare a Climate Emergency, Leeds Labour has ruled out fracking, introduced a clean air zone with charges to encourage businesses to move to less polluting vehicles, is installing new charge points for electric vehicles – and has the largest fleet of council-owned electric vehicles in the UK. All this – alongside new Park and Ride taking 9000 cars a week off Leeds roads – means Leeds Labour council is doing what it can within the constraints of hugely reduced funding to tackle Climate Change at local level. With a target of 50% recycling next year – and new fines for dog fouling – Labour will continue to work to make Leeds green.

“Scientists are clear – we are facing a climate emergency.
Last year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on the state of climate science, warning that if the…

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Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 4 – Health and growing old in Leeds

Leeds North West Constituency

The Tories transferred public health to councils, and then cut the council funding! Thanks to Tory and LibDem cuts since 2010, 62.5% of Leeds entire budget is now spent on adult and children’s social care. That’s a severe constraint, though we are committed to protecting the most vulnerable. But we’re also finding cash to set up a dementia care network, £500,000 next year for children’s mental health and money for 50 new public access defibrillators.

“Supporting three quarters of a million citizens, Leeds’ health and care system has much to be proud of with world class examples and a history of public health innovation stemming back over a century and a half.

The Council’s health and wellbeing strategy re-emphasises the importance of improving the health of the poorest, reducing health inequalities and crucially putting people at the centre of everything we do.
In Leeds we retain our determination to treat…

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Leeds Labour Manifesto 2019. 3 – Growing up in Leeds

Leeds North West Constituency

Keeping open all Children’s Centres, reducing numbers of children in care, the only city in the UK whose Children’s services are rated ‘Outstanding’, English and Maths results improving at 4x national average, tackling period poverty, supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities as they move into post-16 education, creating over 11,000 new primary school places – the Labour Council has worked hard to make Leeds a good place for children to grow up in.
“Our ambition is for Leeds to be the best city for all our children and young people to grow up in – a Child Friendly City.

We have seen the number of children in Leeds in care safely reduced through investment in early help, working with families and a council-wide commitment to children and young people. This is in direct contrast to the national picture which has shown Conservative cuts to be having a hugely…

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