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