Post Tagged with: “Labour”

Candidates discuss maintaining a “clear communication flow” with constituents at York Outer hustings

Central Hall, location of hustings

By Grace Pritchard Candidates standing in the election for the Outer York constituency were questioned at a hustings event at the University of York on Wednesday night (December 6). The York Outer constituency includes University of York students. Julian Sturdy (Conservative), Keith Aspden (Liberal Democrat) and Anna Perrett (Labour Party) all took part in the panel, together with Tom Franklin […]

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Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

By Richard Liddle Four of the five parliamentary candidates for Pudsey took questions from the public on Tuesday evening at Pudsey Parish Church. Jane Aitchison (Labour), Stuart Andrew (Conservative), Quinn Daley (Green) and Ian Dowling (Liberal Democrat) faced questions from the public on a wide range of national issues including Brexit, the climate crisis, food banks and Universal Credit, as […]

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Labour candidate for Leeds North West calls for a city referendum on congestion charge

Candidates at the Climate Crisis Hustings: Leeds North West

  By Grace Pritchard Labour candidate for Leeds North West, Alex Sobel, has said that Leeds should hold a referendum on the introduction of a city-wide congestion charge. The candidates for Leeds North West last night (December 2) attended a climate hustings for Leeds North West organised by Leeds Youth Strike for Climate, Our Future Leeds and Extinction Rebellion Leeds. […]

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Elderly votes at risk from government voter ID plans

Elderly votes at risk from government voter ID plans

By Jack Walker The Conservative party has pledged to introduce laws requiring the public to show photographic ID to cast their vote at national and local elections. Charities who work with the elderly are concerned that such laws would disenfranchise voters. Caroline Abrahams, the Charity Director at Age UK, said: “Many older people do not have any photographic ID, so […]

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Yorkshire Voice lunchtime 09/05/17

On today’s news – The need for more foster families, Labour’s potential ban on junk food adverts and more on the fire in Kilnhurst.

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Brexit worries for traders at Horsforth farmers’ market as Theresa May given power to trigger Article 50

Brexit worries for traders at Horsforth farmers’ market as Theresa May given power to trigger Article 50

By Lauren Entwistle STALL-HOLDERS at Horsforth’s monthly farmers’ market say they are worried Brexit may harm their trade.

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Leeds MP slams the Chancellor’s budget plans

Leeds MP slams the Chancellor’s budget plans

George Osborne’s budget has been branded ‘barbaric’ by Leeds East MP Richard Burgon. The Labour MP said the Chancellor plans to take money from the poorest in the city and hand it to the wealthiest.

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Bradford’s Westfield Shopping Centre on course for late 2015 opening

Bradford’s Westfield Shopping Centre on course for late 2015 opening

Christmas shoppers should take note as Bradford’s Westfield Shopping Centre is set to open its doors in late 2015. At a guided tour yesterday it was confirmed that the £260 million development, on Westfield Broadway, will meet its target for opening late next year. Westfield’s Project Director, Mervyn Lowe, was pleased the shopping centre was going to meet its target […]

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Council leader ousted in political coup condemns “grab for power”

Council leader ousted in political coup condemns “grab for power”

By Anders Anglesey The Labour council leader for Calderdale condemned the decision to oust him from his position as a cynical action taken by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. Tim Swift, 57, was removed from his position of council leader yesterday after Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors passed a motion of no confidence. The motion was put forward by Conservative […]

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