Author: Hilary Benn

I am Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, which includes all of LS10 and LS11 plus the city centre, Woodhouse, Richmond Hill and Osmanthorpe. To contact me please go to my website: www.hilarybennmp.com

MP’s Notebook: Cladding, sex work, Health For All and Middleton Park

The recent fire at the Blue residential block by Granary Wharf was a chilling reminder of the risk of fire in high rise buildings. This block has some cladding problems, although it seems they were not involved in the fire. Thankfully the West Yorkshire Fire Service arrived extremely quickly, put

MP’s Notebook: Voluntary organisations, Universal Credit and conspiracy theories

I had a very useful catch-up recently with Elissa Newman of Holbeck Together, the voluntary organisation of which I have the honour to be Patron. Despite the lockdown, Elissa and her wonderful team have continued to support their service users with regular phone calls, help with shopping and prescriptions and