Rothwell bonfire night and fireworks on 5th November

It’s Bonfire Night tomorrow and in Rothwell we’re gearing up for the community bonfire and fireworks display. I always remember Yorkshire’s connection with the original gunpowder plot – Guy Fawkes was born in nearby York . I’m really excited to again be lighting the bonfire this year. The fire is lit at 7pm and the […]

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Rothwell road campaigners positive meeting with Leeds City Council

Last week I set up a  positive meeting with Leeds and Wakefield Road Residents Action Group, Howard Claxton of Leeds City Council highways department and Cllr Richard Lewis, the executive board member whose portfolio includes highways, my ward colleague Cllr David Nagle and me. We discussed the results of recent speeding surveys from points identified […]

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Support for HS2 SoWhat campaign for possible re-route and better compensation

It was great to see HS2 SoWhat, the residents’ group, that is campaigning for a better deal  bring a deputation to the September full council meeting. My ward colleague Cllr David Nagle and me were out to support them before the council meeting by joining their demonstration. At the full council meeting SoWhat asked all […]

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Long serving Rothwell councillor Alec Hudson honoured by city as honorary alderman

Former Rothwell councillor and deputy leader of Leeds City Council Alec Hudson was made an honorary alderman at September’s full meeting of Leeds City Council. Alec Hudson represented the Rothwell ward, which covers Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton for more than two decades. Alec did a great job as a local councillor in Rothwell, he […]

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HS2 Ltd visit area to see devastation of planned route

On Friday I went on a tour around parts of the Elmet and Rothwell constituency to show senior HS2 officials the areas that will be affected by their proposed route from Birmingham to Leeds. On the tour was my Rothwell ward colleague David Nagle, Garforth and Swillington councillor Mark Dobson, Rothwell Lib Dem councillor Stewart […]

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Elmet and Rothwell nomination meetings

On Tuesday, July 16 (tomorrow evening) all five branches of Elmet and Rothwell constituency Labour Party will hold their nomination meetings where they will be able to nominate candidates to be considered by all members in the final vote. I’m asking you to attend the meeting in Garforth and to please nominate me as Labour’s […]

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Garforth and Swillington councillor Mark Dobson backs Karen

I want to say a huge thanks to my fellow councillor Mark Dobson who is putting his faith in me and shares my belief that we need a hard-working local candidate who has a real record of delivering for the Labour Party and the constituency. I’ve worked with Mark for many years and it would […]

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