Monday, March 1, 2021

Politics

Kirkstall councillor re-appointed to executive board amid shake up

Words: Richard Beecham Kirkstall ward councillor Fiona Venner will continue in her role Executive Member for Children, Families and Adult Social Care - as Leeds...

Former Pudsey Conservative chair calls for Govenment re-think on overseas workers

The former chairman of Pudsey Conservative Association has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to proceed with plans to heavily restrict access to...

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves appointed to Shadow Cabinet

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has today been appointed to the Shadow Cabinet by new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer. A day after being announced...

Austerity isn’t over, warns Leeds council leader

The leader of Leeds City Council has warned: austerity isn’t over, writes Richard Beecham. Presenting plans for the authority’s 2020/21 budget, Coun Judith Blake told...

Pudsey Conservatives elect new chairman

Pudsey Conservative Association has appointed 27-year-old Rob Harris its new chairman. Mr Harris succeeds Jason Aldiss, who last July resigned from the party, saying...

Pudsey election battleground: Conservatives and Labour announce local election candidates

It's going to be a key battleground at the Leeds local elections in May - and both the Conservatives and Labour have announced their...

Northern Rail: ‘No overnight cure’ warns Stuart Andrew as Rachel Reeves demands answers

Politicians in West Leeds and Pudsey have welcomed the news the Northern Rail is to be brought under public control, following years of train...

Leeds West: Conservative candidate defends Labour’s Rachel Reeves on Twitter

A Conservative General Election candidate in Leeds West has defended the Labour MP he ran against earlier this month. Mark Dormer was the Tory candidate...

Pudsey General Election 2019 result: Conservative Stuart Andrew increases majority – UPDATED

Conservative Stuart Andrew comfortably held his marginal Pudsey Constituency seat. Labour had hoped to win in Pudsey and oust Mr Andrew. In the end...

Leeds West 2019 General Election result – Labour’s Rachel Reeves holds: UPDATED

Labour's Rachel Reeves has held her Leeds West seat in the 2019 General Election. Ms Reeves received 22,186 votes, a share of 55.1% - down...

Brexit and NHS dominate Leeds West general election hustings event

Leeds West voters have put their questions to the candidates hoping to represent them in the upcoming general election, writes Lottie Kilraine. The hustings, held...

Final chance to quiz general election candidates at Pudsey hustings

Residents living in the Pudsey constituency have one last chance to quiz the candidates standing in the upcoming general election at a hustings to...