Elections Ian McCargo Otley and Yeadon Branch News Yeadon

What’s the choice at this election? – Yeadon

The Tories – enough is enough!

Whatever your politics, you know things just don’t feel right at the moment.

  • High energy prices
  • Rising interest rates
  • Food shortages
  • Companies making vast profits at our expense – supported by their Tory friends in government
  • Ordinary people even on reasonable incomes struggling to make ends meet
  • HERE in Yeadon, inadequate public transport because unfair funding favours the wealthy South.

Labour and the Co-operative Party – standing for solidarity and an economy fair for all

The co-operative movement is more relevant than ever, tackling some of the great issues of our time.

  • Food justice projects – the City Council’s Food Champion is a Labour and Co-op councillor
  • Community energy organisations
  • Fair taxation
  • In touch with local people and responding to local needs

And of course Labour is ready for government – ready to build a better Britain.

Please vote Labour and Co-operative Party in this election –send a clear message to the Tories that it’s time for change.

Your Labour candidate for Otley and Yeadon ward – Leeds City Council

Ian McCargo with red Labour rosette on Yeadon High Street

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Working hard for Otley and Yeadon

Thursday 4th May

Your vote matters

two people discussing a Labour party leaflet outside Wharfedale View care apartments - Leeds City Council sign welcome to Wharfedale View

Voting really does change things. The country voted Labour in 1945 and Labour created the NHS. The country voted Tory in 1979 and the Tories privatised council housing, gas, electricity, water, and public transport.

Your vote counts in local elections too. Leeds Labour kept open all its Children’s Centres in the face of huge Tory cuts. And it’s keeping services in-house – protecting jobs and running the services for people, not profit. A vote for Labour will help protect the local services we all rely on.


Yeadon has some great community spaces and activities, such as The Tarn, The Sailing Centre, Yeadon Town Hall, The Carnival, and a rich history promoted by the Civic Society. But we do have to fight to keep up community spaces and services, and it’s easy to feel the town is sometimes overlooked by those who run the city.

If elected as your councillor I will work with senior Labour city councillors and officers, your local Labour & Co-op Party MP Alex Sobel, and other organisations that offer services and resources, to get the best possible deal for the Yeadon area.

Ian McCargo at Yeadon tarn

We will start to address some of long term issues you’ve told me about – damp housing, parking and traffic nightmares, anti-social behaviour and the lack of facilities for young people.

You want Yeadon to be a strong and sustainable community. I will fight for the resources and services to make that happen.

Labour delivering for Yeadon

    Leeds Children’s Services have now been rated Outstanding by Ofsted – not once but twice.
    The City Council has cut its energy use by 24% meaning more money for our local public services
    The Council’s new Serious Environmental Crime Team is tackling fly tipping
    Leeds Labour is keeping Council services in-house – not subsidising the profits of private companies
    The Council aims to build 1500 new council homes by 2025 and new care units for 1000 older people
Ian McCargo, in the background in a plane at Leeds Bradford Airport

Ian’s priorities for Yeadon

The airport helps Yeadon’s economy but also causes pollution and traffic issues. Working with the local community and the airport authorities I’ll seek to protect and promote local airport jobs, challenge excess night flights, and tackle ongoing airport parking in residential areas.

The now reduced 966 circular bus service is a symptom of privatised public transport run for profit.

Bus shelter by Yeadon Morrisons

Yeadon needs a good public transport network to connect it to the wider area. I’ll push for this with Labour councillors in Guiseley, WYCA – the transport body, and bus companies.

Ian McCargo by Queensway primary school

After a strong campaign by local parents, trade unions, Labour MP Alex Sobel and others, Labour Leeds has listened, and Queensway Primary School will stay open. A victory for local people and organisations working together to get their voices heard – exactly my approach if elected.

Ian McCargo
07934 479880

I’m delighted Otley & Yeadon Labour members have chosen me as your candidate. I live locally and I’ve got to know Yeadon well over 20 years. I worked at EMIS in Rawdon for 15 years, often taking my lunch breaks in Yeadon. The company also had offices in Kirkfields and Rawdon House in Yeadon. My daughter went to Benton Park school and later worked at the Airport. In 2017 I stood for Parliament in Pudsey constituency, campaigning in lower Yeadon. I’m secretary of Leeds Co-op Party – Labour’s sister party – and trustee of a local Millennium Green charity.

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Leeds children’s services rated outstanding by OFSTED

Text: Leeds children's services rated Outstanding by Ofsted twice. Labour. Image of child with a gold cup trophy.

When people say ‘it doesn’t matter who you vote for, they’re all the same’….

The choice you make in the ballot box on 4th May will be crucial.

A Labour Councillor will help protect essential services (especially to the most vulnerable in our community) despite the most savage of Tory cuts!

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966 bus – good news!

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£2.5billion cut from Leeds council’s budget since 2010

Two point five billion pounds cut from Leeds council's budget since 2010

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Introducing Ian McCargo

Ian says …

Ian McCargo in suit with red tie and a red Labour rosette

I’m delighted to be your Labour candidate for the city council elections. My family and I know the area well. We live nearby and I worked in Rawdon for over 15 years for a major local employer. My younger children did martial arts lessons in Otley and my daughter started work at Otley Sainsburys.

I’ve been active in the Labour movement for over 20 years. I’m a trustee of a Millennium Green charity and Secretary of Leeds Co-operative Party. I’ve been Chair of Governors at a local school and a Parliamentary candidate.

The local challenges

On the doorstep you’ve told me about local challenges – such as traffic, parking, public transport, housing conditions, including damp, and the lack of provision for young people. If elected as your local councillor I would make sure the Labour-led city council listens – and acts on your concerns.
Send the Tories a message- Enough is enough!
Thanks to the Tories, the whole country is in crisis. Look at the state of our NHS, the energy crisis and the cost of living. Time and again, we see the Tories enrich their friends and fail ordinary people. We can do so much better. The community here in Otley shows how. At the Labour Rooms, we’re proud to have been part of the Otley-wide Warm Spaces scheme.

Labour and the Co-operative party support solidarity in our society, from local challenges, to workers seeking fair pay and conditions, to households struggling with food and heating bills. We CAN find imaginative solutions – which are green, affordable, and fair to everyone, so we can ALL make progress. This is what I want to achieve.