On June 8th 2017, WE WON in Leeds North West! Thanks have to go to a great local campaign bolstered by the support of many volunteers who came together to support Alex Sobel MP in his bid to secure the seat of Leeds North West for Labour. Well done everybody.

Now we have the task of maintaining our presence as a force for positive change for everybody living in our ward. Alex has already committed to keeping the same surgery schedule as the previous MP and is keeping active in the area when not in Westminster.

Our role here is to support Alex in his efforts and to maintain strong visibility of the party in the area. To do that we’ll be holding street stalls, leafletting, door knocking, etc… to not only show people we’re on hand but also to understand any issues that residents are currently facing in an effort to get them resolved as quickly as possible.

We are also fighting for 3 council seats this year. Leeds City Council is holding all out elections on May 3rd 2018 where all 99 seats will be up for grabs. We currently have a Labour led council and it’s key for the residents and development of this city that we maintain our lead. Therefore we will be asking members for help between now and then.

Next Event: Between now and the elections on the 3rd of May we will be meeting at the Otley Labour Rooms at 11am to work on all manner of election tasks. The candidates will then be heading out at 1:30pm canvassing so there’s plenty to get involved with. Pop down to the rooms between 11am and 1:30pm and there’ll be somewhere there to point you in the right direction.

NB: There will be no campaigning on Sundays 11th March and 1st April

Next Meeting: The Branch is holding the next Ordinary Meeting at 7:30pm on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at the Philip Coyne Labour Rooms, 1, Nelson Street, Otley, LS21 1EZ where we will be discussing branch business, any local issues, and any motions brought forward by members.