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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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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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