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: living history, childhood obesity and the station roof

The latest recipient of a Leeds Civic trust blue plaque is The Holbeck. Known by most people as the Holbeck Working Men’s Club, it is the oldest such club in the country. It began life in 1871 as a community organisation with less than a hundred members. Into the 20th