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Rothwell library saved help keep it that way

Whilst councils up and down the country, including neighbouring councils, are being forced to close many or all of their libraries because of cuts from government, in contrast Leeds has worked with frontline library staff and local councillors to negotiate solutions that keep our libraries open. Proposals have been brought forward to re-organise library hours […]

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Oulton governor Trish Bromilow endorses Karen

Oulton Primary School governor and Labour Party activist Trish Bromilow is the latest local member to endorse Karen: “I’m delighted to hear that Karen is seeking selection as the parliamentary candidate for Elmet and Rothwell.  We need more women MPs both locally and on the national stage and Karen, who knows the constituency well, will […]

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Rothwell local election campaign gains momentum

Another fantastic day on the campaign trail in Rothwell, we’re getting a fantastic response! It’s been a busy week campaigning, including with John Healey. the shadow health minister, door knocking in Rothwell on a beautiful sunny day! The campaign is very positive and upbeat. Time and again people are telling us that they want to […]

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Leeds loves Andy Burnham

On Monday event with Andy Burnham took place in Leeds. As Andy’s regional director I got to organise and host the event. Thanks to @pennyb for the photo. Great feedback for Andy from Leeds with lots of twitter comments and this great email I thought I’d share: I really enjoyed Andy Burnham’s presentation and questions […]

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2007 and inequality still rife

It’s almost unbelievable that 30 years after the Sex Discrimination Act came into force, that half the population (no minority group then) are being short changed and under represented in the most powerful positions. A report in today’s Guardian shows the results of new research from the Equal Opportunities Commission. Representation in parliament in the UK […]

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