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Labour Leeds Budget 2014/15

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Upkeep of Woodleas

Labour Leeds Budget 2014/15

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Most people know that the Tory/Lib Dem government have slashed funding to local government year on year. To put this into context, by 2016 the grant we receive from central […]

Upkeep of Woodleas

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Local residents have for years complained about the ongoing saga of the upkeep of the land surrounding the Woodlea estate. I recently raised this issue in the council chamber on […]

Lapdancing campaign – featured in RED magazine with Rachel Reeves MP


Strong support for decisions to close three clubs in the city. The decision taken by a licensing sub-committee to close three lapdancing clubs in prominent locations in the city has […]

Consulting the taxi trades

As Chair of the Council’s Licensing Committee it has been a priority for me to find better ways to consult with the taxi and private hire trades in the city.  Since […]

Getting signatures for the Royal Mail – keep it public


I was out on the streets in Cardiff with Parliamentary Candidate Mari Williams (Cardiff North) and the Communications Workers Union (CWU) today getting signatures for their campaign to keep the Royal Mail […]

We’ve secured a new park – Planning Approved!

Moortown Park

I spoke today at a planning meeting in support of the proposal to provide a new public park in Moortown.  The plans came out of successful negotiations between the local community and […]

Leeds festival mud – banished

The muddy wellies left over in the city centre following the Leeds Festival made front page news and generated a lot of twitter chat. I went down to the train station […]

Success for local bus campaign

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I’m really pleased that First Bus have offered a solution to the no 55 bus route that has caused so many people problems over the last few years. Since I have […]

Marching for the Hardest Hit


As a disability charity worker, I am involved in the Hardest Hit campaign which highlights the unfair burden on disabled people in the government’s austerity programme. At a time when […]

Becky and Yvette attack cuts to care

Donisthorpe Hall in my ward of Moortown with Yvette Cooper

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper visited a care home with me today in Moortown.  We were shown around the care setting, which is home to 183 residents with a range of care […]