Leeds Events: Fracking in Yorkshire

There is an opportunity to attend a talk and discussion on fracking by Leeds North East MP, Fabian Hamilton, and the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rebecca Long-Bailey. There will be plenty of time for questions and debate. All are welcome. Where: St Andrews URC Church Hall, Devonshire Crescent, LS8 1DS. … Continue reading Leeds Events: Fracking in Yorkshire

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Substantial Swing to Labour Narrows the Gap in By-Election Result

Labour came second in the West Chevin by-election, but it was a close-run result compared with the last town council election in this ward, in 2015. Labour won 33% of the total poll this time, losing to the Liberal Democrats by only 70 votes. Comparisons with the last West Chevin election are not straightforward, as … Continue reading Substantial Swing to Labour Narrows the Gap in By-Election Result

Local Elections: OTC Decision on Polling Cards Branded Undemocratic

The Wharfedale Observer has run a piece on the decision of a few Lib Den town councillors to run the West Chevin by-election without polling cards. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/16085989.otley-by-election-polling-card-decision-branded-undemocratic/?ref=mr&lp=2

Labour’s Liz Picks up the Baton

Out talking to residents in West Chevin this week, Labour’s candidate for the town council by-election Liz Carr met up with one well-known West Chevin resident, Kevin Cooney, a former Labour town councillor. “Kevin talked me through the work he did with local residents, getting together groups and raising funds for the Caxton Road and … Continue reading Labour’s Liz Picks up the Baton