Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

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I was proud to speak alongside fellow MPs, councillors and trade unionists in Leeds about the plight of the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar whose plight must be heard and action taken to relieve the suffering, ensure the right of return and to give them full and equal citizenship at home. Our PM and government must speak on behalf of the British people at the UN and internationally to bring and end to the genocide and bring peace and justice for the Rohingya Muslim population.

Rohingya Muslims

I was proud to speak alongside fellow MPs, councillors and trade unionists in Leeds about the plight of the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar whose plight must be heard and action...

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I recently met with Yorkshire Water at Farnley Reservoir to discuss the ongoing maintenance of the area.

Progress has been made with two recent clean ups carried out by Yorkshire Water volunteers but more needs to be done to improve and maintain the area in the future.

I will now be working with Leeds City Council and Yorkshire Water to make the case for the much needed clearance of the build-up of silt in the water and regular clean-ups. I will also be asking for bins to be placed around the area to help alleviate litter from local takeaways.

Farnley Reservoir has potential to be an area which local residents can enjoy. I will continue to push for its ongoing improvements so it does not fall back into the neglected eyesore it has been previously.

Progress for Farnley Resevoir

I recently met with Yorkshire Water at Farnley Reservoir to discuss the ongoing maintenance of the area. Progress has been made with two recent clean ups carried out by Yorkshire...

 8 Jan 2016.....MP Rachel Reeves and Cllr Alison Lowe on Armley Town Street discuss how tackle street drinking issues amid claims it has become a booze fuelled 'no go zone' for locals. Picture Scott Merrylees

 

Read my response to the two men who were photographed on Town Street in Armley on Tuesday. 

“There are lots of positives about Armley Town Street but they are let down and we are let down in the community by a few individuals who think this behaviour – drinking in the street and drinking so much they pass out – is acceptable and it’s not. I’m determined we take back Armley Town Street for people so they can enjoy their local community.”

I stressed that there are many good things about Town Street, including its recent festival. Sergeant Chris Craven, of the Inner West Neighbourhood Policing Team, said that police had spotted the pictured men on CCTV. He said: “One was arrested and subsequently charged with being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He was given bail conditions that include an exclusion zone of Armley preventing him entering the area. “The other man needed medical treatment but was later reported for summons to attend court.”

Sgt Craven said that there had been an increase in anti-social behavior on Town Street in the last two months and officers would be “stepping up” their work. But he said enforcement cannot be used alone, and work with other agencies would continue to find “longer-term solutions”.

Armley Town Street Response

    Read my response to the two men who were photographed on Town Street in Armley on Tuesday.  “There are lots of positives about Armley Town Street but they...

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