Leeds City Council plans to close the Waste & Recycling Centre at Ellar Ghyll, impacting residents in Otley, Pool and Bramhope. Your local Lib Dem campaigners oppose the Labour City Council’s plan. Whilst Ellar Ghyll has been operating at reduced capacity for some time due to CoVid local residents were rightly looking forward to a … Continue reading Save the Ellar Ghyll Tip: Sign our Petition!
Liberal Democrats have called for Leeds to be a pilot area for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme. The pioneering scheme would entitle all households to a basic income payment and protect the most vulnerable in our society. Cllr Jonathan Bentley (Lib Dem, Weetwood) raised the motion at September’s full council meeting. The motion passed, … Continue reading Leeds backs Liberal Democrat calls for a Universal Basic Income
Liberal Democrats condemn Conservative plans to take away residents’ right to a say over new planning developments. Lib Dem campaigner Keith White has condemned plans by the Conservative Government to take away the rights of local residents to have a say on new housing developments. The changes mean developers could go ahead with new housing … Continue reading Tory proposals threaten local planning chaos
Out in Holt Park today this was the sight that greeted us in Holtdale Avenue. There is no doubt, looking around the area, that residents care about where they live. It was a tidy place, communal areas clear, it wasn’t a place with litter. Here people are trying to use the recycling centre for recycling … Continue reading Is Leeds City Council helping the upkeep of our estates?
What a difference a week can make. A week in which the Conservatives continue to implode over Europe and in which Labour look ever more inward to fight their battles of the past. Abolishing Labour Students for being too moderate; pushing deselections on more and more MPs; threatening Harriet Harman with deselection if she doesn’t … Continue reading If a week is a long time in politics…
Back in April Heidi Allen MP, pressing for an end to the Government’s benefit freeze made the point that “The Work and Pensions Select Committee has compiled evidence that shows that ending the benefits freeze would lift 200,000 people out of poverty.” Reducing the number of families facing poverty must be a priority. Now we … Continue reading Our approach to education perpetuates poverty – we need a different answer
I had originally intended to stay quiet on this until after the May council elections. Partly because I have friends still in Labour who are doing a good job for their local communities and partly because I didn’t want this to be just another bit of noise in an already crowded political scene. But as … Continue reading Why I decided to leave Labour
Leeds City Council ensures that there is always enough emergency accommodation for all rough sleepers. While some people may for whatever reason not accept the support offered, the council says that it will always provide and continue to offer that support. Officers at Leeds Housing Options recorded 435 homelessness prevention actions by assisting people into … Continue reading An important message about rough sleeping in Leeds