York Labour Party News

York's Councillors will debate how more wealth can be retained within the city when the full Council meets on Thursday this week.

Councillor Danny Myers will propose Labour's motion.
Councillor Danny Myers

Councillors to debate Labour's proposals for building Community Wealth

York's Councillors will debate how more wealth can be retained within the city when the full Council meets on Thursday this week. Councillor Danny Myers will propose Labour's motion. Read more

Labour’s shadow environment spokesperson is calling for clarification on waste collection policy after a number of streets have reported non-collection of waste in the past week.

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Clarification called for on waste collections

Labour’s shadow environment spokesperson is calling for clarification on waste collection policy after a number of streets have reported non-collection of waste in the past week. Read more

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Labour's candidate Kallum Taylor has become the newest member of City of York Coucil, elected with 50% of the votes cast in the Holgate by-election yesterday.

Speaking shortly after the result was announced, Kallum said:

"Tomorrow the real work begins. For me. For all of us. We have to keep making our voices heard so that more people hear them, and our voices become a shout. A shout of outrage at the way so many people in York are living. No. Not living. Existing. Existing because they’re working two or three jobs just to stay still. Existing because their home is unsuitable or affordable or both. Existing because they have loved ones who can’t get the care or medical attention they need. In a city like York it’s just not right that we have children who are hungry, families who are homeless and – behind closed doors and curtains – people isolated by austerity.

"I’ll not forget speaking to one of our senior citizens on the phone about the holes in Holly Bank Road. He thanked me for calling, said he’d vote for me, and then added that I was the first person he’d spoken to all day. It was 8pm at night. It’s not just our roads here in Holgate which are full of holes, it’s the policies of our council. Short-term, bodge it, patch it up policies with no vision and ambition for our city.

"We deserve better. We deserve much better.

"Now you have put your faith in me, I will take your passion, your energy and your hunger for change into the council chamber. I will work hard to deliver the policies that Holgate and this city deserves.

"Let’s inspire members, supporters and sympathisers across the city and out into the villages to win enough wards to turn York red next year. Only by delivering a Labour controlled council can we transform York into a city of hope and opportunity for the many.

"Tonight is the start of that change. Together we can deliver it."

Labour's Kallum Taylor wins Holgate by-election

Labour's candidate Kallum Taylor has become the newest member of City of York Coucil, elected with 50% of the votes cast in the Holgate by-election yesterday. Speaking shortly after the...

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Plans for a community cafe in Hull Road Park are a step closer following the delivery of temporary portakabins this week.  Their arrival follows two years of work by Hull Road Labour councillors to realise an ambition to increase community activity and provide a focal point for people to come together.

Hull Road Park café plans begin to take shape

Plans for a community cafe in Hull Road Park are a step closer following the delivery of temporary portakabins this week.  Their arrival follows two years of work by Hull... Read more

The council’s Conservative-Lib Dem Coalition budget for the forthcoming year will ensure children and adult services bear the brunt of the cuts.

Labour Group's reponse to the Coalition budget

The council’s Conservative-Lib Dem Coalition budget for the forthcoming year will ensure children and adult services bear the brunt of the cuts. Read more

Leader of the Labour Group Councillor Janet Looker.
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Following the dramatic events in the Council this week in which the Conservative Group deposed their leader through a motion of no confidence, Leader of the Labour Group Councillor Janet Looker said:

Labour Group Leader's comment on governance at City of York Council

Leader of the Labour Group Councillor Janet Looker. Following the dramatic events in the Council this week in which the Conservative Group deposed their leader through a motion of no... Read more

Councillor Neil Barnes, Labour’s shadow finance spokesperson.
Councillor Neil Barnes, Labour’s shadow finance spokesperson.

Chaos at the top of the council threatens the setting of its annual budget, say leading opposition councillors, prompting their request for early release of the council’s budget proposals.

Labour opposition calls for release of budget as ruling Coalition fractures

Councillor Neil Barnes, Labour’s shadow finance spokesperson. Chaos at the top of the council threatens the setting of its annual budget, say leading opposition councillors, prompting their request for early... Read more

Kallum Taylor

Kallum Taylor, a 27-year-old Holgate resident who works for a local housing association has been chosen to be Labour's candidate at the Holgate by-election.

Kallum Taylor selected to contest Holgate by-election

Kallum Taylor, a 27-year-old Holgate resident who works for a local housing association has been chosen to be Labour's candidate at the Holgate by-election. Read more

Team Holgate

Labour's campaign for the Holgate by-election got off to a flying start this week. Dozens of local activists have been taking Labour's message of hope to people in Holgate, and have been responding to their concerns about local issues. We look forward to being able to speak with many more people over the coming weeks.

Sonja Crisp, who served for 11 years on the Council, announced her retirement on Friday 5 January. She said: “I have been a part of a very productive and dedicated team of three Labour Councillors for Holgate Ward and am proud of the things we have been able to achieve for local residents.

Voters in Holgate will go to the polls to choose an new councillor on Thursday 15 February. Holgate Labour Party members will be choosing the candidate to contest the vacancy on the evening on Friday 12 January.

 

 

Holgate by-election campaign off to a flying start

Labour's campaign for the Holgate by-election got off to a flying start this week. Dozens of local activists have been taking Labour's message of hope to people in Holgate, and have...

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Clifton Ward Councillors are encouraging the public to have their say on relocating the services to a Londis shop on Haxby Road.  The move would take the branch 800 metres away from its previous location from north of York hospital to the east of the main hospital site.

A long awaited replacement for Crichton Avenue branch post office could be open as early as March, as Post Office consults on providing services from a new location.

Post Office Consultation Underway

Clifton Ward Councillors are encouraging the public to have their say on relocating the services to a Londis shop on Haxby Road.  The move would take the branch 800 metres... Read more

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Sending out our best Christmas wishes and Happy New Years to all Clifton residents! Last week, we attended the Methodist Christmas Tree Festival and coffee morning as well as picking up some pressies from the Christmas Fayre.

Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year!

Sending out our best Christmas wishes and Happy New Years to all Clifton residents! Last week, we attended the Methodist Christmas Tree Festival and coffee morning as well as picking... Read more

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Thank you to all residents who we met with yesterday on our mobile street surgery around the streets of Clifton Green and Westminster Road. We really appreciate your time and value all your comments

Ward Walkabout in Clifton

Thank you to all residents who we met with yesterday on our mobile street surgery around the streets of Clifton Green and Westminster Road. We really appreciate your time and... Read more

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Labour councillor Danny Myers’ two-year fight against cuts to Fire Service crews was finally won this week.

Cuts to fire cover to be reversed

Labour councillor Danny Myers’ two-year fight against cuts to Fire Service crews was finally won this week. Read more

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North Yorkshire Fire Authority meeting - 13 December, 2017 11am

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Without repeating the speech I made to this Authority two years ago when a decision was taken to reduce the crew numbers to initially to 3 but then allowing officers to bring options for 2 through the Fire Cover Review.

We have been against cuts to crew numbers and against the introduction of TRVs from the start

Danny Myers' speech to increase number of firefighters

North Yorkshire Fire Authority meeting - 13 December, 2017 11am " Without repeating the speech I made to this Authority two years ago when a decision was taken to reduce... Read more

Labour will propose basic minimum standards across council procured construction contracts when it debates a motion to council in York this week (Thursday 14 December). The motion seeks to follow a number of other Yorkshire councils adopting a Construction Standards Charter, ensuring council procurement policy is used as a tool to achieve minimum standards within its construction contracts.

Labour seeks improved standards on construction contracts

Labour will propose basic minimum standards across council procured construction contracts when it debates a motion to council in York this week (Thursday 14 December). The motion seeks to follow... Read more

Labour spokesperson for housing Councillor Fiona Derbyshire
Labour spokesperson for housing Councillor Fiona Derbyshire

Labour has written to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, following news that he intends to intervene in the preparation of York’s Local Plan.

Labour seeks talks over Local Plan intervention

Labour spokesperson for housing Councillor Fiona Derbyshire Labour has written to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, following news that he intends to intervene in the... Read more

Leader of the Labour Group Councillor Janet Looker
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Following yesterday's announcement by Local Government Secretary of State Sajid Javid that the Government is preparing to take over the process of writing York's Local Plan, Leader of the Labour Group Councillor Janet Looker said:

Labour Group Leader's Response to Local Plan Warning

Leader of the Labour Group Councillor Janet Looker Following yesterday's announcement by Local Government Secretary of State Sajid Javid that the Government is preparing to take over the process of writing York's Local... Read more

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Thank you to everyone who spoke to us during our advertised Ward Walkabout around Brompton Road, Water Lane and Rawcliffe Lane this week! We value all ideas and comments and work hard to represent your views!

Ward Walkabout in Clifton

Thank you to everyone who spoke to us during our advertised Ward Walkabout around Brompton Road, Water Lane and Rawcliffe Lane this week! We value all ideas and comments and... Read more

Social housing

 

Labour has called for parties to work together following the Government’s announcement that it wants councils to return to building homes for social rent.

Labour calls for action on social housing

  Labour has called for parties to work together following the Government’s announcement that it wants councils to return to building homes for social rent. Read more

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Friday 20 October  -  6pm to 7pm

Lidgett Methodist Church

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Friends of Acomb Park - Urgent Public Meeting

Friday 20 October  -  6pm to 7pm Lidgett Methodist Church 60 Wheatlands Grove, YO26 5NH Read more

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Brilliant to see former Clifton Labour Cllr David Yellen at Kirby Misperton site today to oppose fracking. Labour will ban fracking because it would lock us into an energy infrastructure based on fossil fuels, long after the point in 2030 when the Committee on Climate Change says gas in the must sharply decline.

At Kirby Misperton Fracking Site

Brilliant to see former Clifton Labour Cllr David Yellen at Kirby Misperton KM8 fracking site today to oppose fracking. Labour will ban fracking because it would lock us into an... Read more

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We have recently met with Post Office bosses to push for a replacement branch post office over nine months after the ward’s only branch closed. We met with Mark Gibson, Head of Public Affairs at Post Office Ltd to talk through the closure of Crichton Avenue branch Post Office in Clifton and the search for a replacement.

Post Office talks continue in Clifton

We have recently met with Post Office bosses to push for a replacement branch post office over nine months after the ward’s only branch closed. We met with Mark Gibson,... Read more

We’re delighted to say that our campaign to restore the full service of Citizens Advice York has proved successful. Yesterday, Councillor Neil Barnes presented the 1770-signature petition to restore the full service of Citizens Advice York to the Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health. The Executive Member agreed to provide six months of financial support, temporarily restoring the full four-day-a-week advice service.

Citizens Advice Petition Success!

We’re delighted to say that our campaign to restore the full service of Citizens Advice York has proved successful. Yesterday, Councillor Neil Barnes presented the 1770-signature petition to restore the... Read more

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At the first Smarty Party gathering last month at St Luke's Church Hall, we were pleased to be joined by York Central MP Rachael Maskell and lots of local residents to talk about local history in Clifton.

Gathering to remember our local history - VIDEO

At the first Smarty Party gathering last month at St Luke's Church Hall, we were pleased to be joined by York Central MP Rachael Maskell and lots of local residents... Read more

Labour councillors in York are calling on the public to have its say on plans by North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to take over the running of the county’s Fire Service.

Labour calls for public say on fire service merger plans

Labour councillors in York are calling on the public to have its say on plans by North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to take over the running of the... Read more

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