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Ed Carlisle on… Local Elections!

Local elections, 5th May 2016: making politics work for the people again? Ed Carlisle is standing in the city council elections on Thursday 5th May, for the city centre (and Hunslet and Beeston Hill). Here, he looks at what local politics is all about, what we can achieve through it, and wonders if we can breathe new life into it, ...

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Ed Carlisle on Fever Pitch Politics

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Fever pitch politics It’s that time again: the election looms, due on Thursday 7th May (2015). Ed Carlisle wonders what it’s all about, if it makes any difference, and what we can all do about it. Ed Carlisle lives in Beeston Hill in south Leeds. He co-runs Leeds charity Together for Peace (t4p.org.uk), and is involved in a load of ...

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Leeds MPs put on the spot over disabilities

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People with learning disabilities put Leeds MPs on the spot “When I can’t understand what politicians say it’s really frustrating. It makes me want to disengage and ignore what it is happening in the political world.” So said autism campaigner Carl Shaw to Radio Aire last week. Low voting levels across the autism and learning disability community suggest that many ...

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Politics: A Reboot

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POLITICS: REBOOT? ​Ed Carlisle lives in Beeston Hill in south Leeds. He co-runs Leeds charity Together for Peace (t4p.org.uk), and is involved in a load of community and city projects including: the Holbeck viaduct scheme, Park Run, the South Leeds Life blog and newspaper, a bit of youth-work, and more. He keeps hens, and tries to grow veg. He likes ...

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The Largest Growth Deal in the Country

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PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY LEEDS CITY REGION ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP LEP Chair, Roger Marsh, and West Yorkshire Combined Authority Chair, Councillor Peter Box, have today met with the Deputy Prime Minister to officially sign the largest Growth Deal in the country, bringing £1bn of investment into the Leeds City Region. The Leeds City Region Growth Deal will support the LEP’s priorities ...

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Hilary Benn MP for Leeds – A New Deal

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The other night – walking home from New Dock – I heard loud music being played and wondered where it was coming from. It turned out to be the Ghost Peleton performance as part of the run-up to the Tour de France Grand Depart on 5 July. It was mesmerising as the riders, resplendent in flashing LED lights that changed ...

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