News from Hilary

As members' ballot papers for the Labour Party leadership election are now starting to arrive and each of us will be making our decision about who to support, I thought I would set out why I am voting for Owen Smith.

Why I am voting for Owen Smith

As members' ballot papers for the Labour Party leadership election are now starting to arrive and each of us will be making our decision about who to support, I thought... Read more

The former Holbeck Day Centre is going to be sold at auction on 21st July and Holbeck Elderly Aid have launched a crowdfunding page to raise the money required to purchase the building for use for the benefit of the Holbeck community.

Holbeck Eldery Aid desperately need this building to continue to deliver services and offer essential case for older people in Holbeck and the wider community.  They deliver vital services and require urgent funding to secure the purpose built day centre in order to provide a safe haven for vulnerable, socially isolated older people to socialise, have nutritious warm meals and be supported by staff and outreach workers. 

To find out more and see how you can help please visit the page here http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/brick-by-brick-rebuilding-the-community

Help Holbeck Elderly Aid to buy the Holbeck Day Centre for the Community

The former Holbeck Day Centre is going to be sold at auction on 21st July and Holbeck Elderly Aid have launched a crowdfunding page to raise the money required to...

Speech by Hilary Benn MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary
13 June 2016, Church House, London

 

We meet here today with just 10 days to go until the referendum.
 
A referendum not just on our membership of the European Union but also on Britain’s place and influence in the world.
 
Our great country - our astonishing country - is one of the most successful in human history.

Keeping Britain great in the European Union

Speech by Hilary Benn MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary13 June 2016, Church House, London   We meet here today with just 10 days to go until the referendum. A referendum not... Read more

I have been contacted by many constituents recently regarding the UK Government's commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) each year on Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the related Tearfund campaign.  I strongly support the campaign, not least because of my previous experience as a cabinet minister.

Please keep our 0.7% aid promise

I have been contacted by many constituents recently regarding the UK Government's commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) each year on Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the related... Read more

Being in the EU protects our rights as workers. Paid holiday, limits on working time, improved maternity and paternity leave, and protection for agency and temporary workers. Some of those who want us to leave the EU call these rights 'red tape'; others want to reduce them.

Vote Remain to Protect our Rights at Work

Being in the EU protects our rights as workers. Paid holiday, limits on working time, improved maternity and paternity leave, and protection for agency and temporary workers. Some of those... Read more

Many constituents have contacted me recently regarding family reunification rules for refugees and the related campaign by the British Red Cross.

We must stop families being torn apart

Many constituents have contacted me recently regarding family reunification rules for refugees and the related campaign by the British Red Cross. Read more

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Lots of people have written to me about the decision the British people will take on 23 June about whether we should remain in the European Union or leave.

General elections settle who will run the country for the next five years but this referendum on Europe will affect the future of our country for the rest of our lifetimes. It's a choice that will really matter.

EU Referendum

Lots of people have written to me about the decision the British people will take on 23 June about whether we should remain in the European Union or leave. General... Read more

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.

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... Read more

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.

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. Read more

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.

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... Read more

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