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Even though NGT was a second choice scheme, this decision is bad news for Leeds.

The Government sat on the Inspector's report for too long and, after seven years, we are no further on in tackling Leeds' transport problems.

We now have to take control of getting a modern rapid transport system. Leeds is a major European city and we need a tram and light rail scheme to get people about. We have got to be ambitious.

My message to the Government is this.

First, give us full control of the £173m so the city can take its own decisions to improve transport.
 
Secondly, stop dithering and agree the city region’s devolution deal which would include powers to run the bus network like the Mayor has in London. If it's good enough for the capital, then it's good enough for Leeds.

Only if we get these powers and the money can we stop this sort of thing from happening again and take charge of our own future.

 

Hilary Benn

MP for Leeds Central

NGT Trolleybus Scheme Scrapped by the Government

Even though NGT was a second choice scheme, this decision is bad news for Leeds. The Government sat on the Inspector's report for too long and, after seven years, we...

Hilary will be taking part in a debate at the Leeds Carriageworks Theatre on Friday 13th May at 7pm to discuss the EU Referendum and its implications for the environment.

The EU referendum is one of the biggest decisions we will face for a generation. But what would Brexit mean for the UK‘s environment? If the environment had a vote, would it be ‘In’ or ‘Out’?
 
Join in the debate on these crucial questions with Hilary and other speakers including, Dr. Charlotte Burns, University of York, expert in EU environmental policy, Mike Childs, Friends of the Earth, Policy and Campaigns manage and Louise Wilkinson, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Conservation Policy and Campaigns manager.

Book your free tickets today here.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity to find out what the referendum on our EU membership means for our environment, for regulating pollution and tackling climate change.

What has the EU done for West Yorkshire's Environment?

Hilary will be taking part in a debate at the Leeds Carriageworks Theatre on Friday 13th May at 7pm to discuss the EU Referendum and its implications for the environment.

Congratulations to Councillors Paul Truswell (Middleton Park), Angela Gabriel (Beeston and Holbeck), Elizabeth Nash (City and Hunslet) and Christine Towler (Hyde Park and Woodhouse) on their re-election to Leeds City Council and to Denise Ragan on being elected as the new councillor for Burmantofts and Richmond Hill ward.

A big thank you to all those people who voted Labour – your support is much appreciated – and I look forward to continuing to work with your team of great councillors in the months and years ahead. As always, we will do our best to listen and to represent you.

 

Hilary Benn

MP for Leeds Central

Council Election Results in Leeds Central

Congratulations to Councillors Paul Truswell (Middleton Park), Angela Gabriel (Beeston and Holbeck), Elizabeth Nash (City and Hunslet) and Christine Towler (Hyde Park and Woodhouse) on their re-election to Leeds City...

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