Tag : jonathan pryor

News | Young politicians face ‘prejudices’, says Councillor, 22

4 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds City’s youngest councillor has called for more young people to get into politics despite the ‘barriers’ they face. Alice Smart, who won a seat in this year’s local elections aged 21, rejected claims she is too young to enter politics, although admitted there “can definitely be an issue” with … Read More

News | Labour maintains stronghold in student areas

5 years ago / 0 comments

Labour candidates have won in local elections in the wards of Hyde Park & Woodhouse and Headingley. Javaid Akhtar, who already held the seat in the Hyde Park & Woodhouse ward was re-elected, beating first year student and Conservative candidate Edward Hardy. Speaking to LS after the result Mr Akhtar said: “My … Read More

News | LS interviews your council candidates

5 years ago / 0 comments

Stuart Long – Kirkstall – Independent What experience would you bring as a councilor and what are your main priorities? I have already campaigned with Ben Fisher [former Community Officer] for £1 and £2 bus fares. One of my greatest priorities is bringing more fares down and better quality of … Read More

Leeds MP brands student a “shit” in gay marriage twitter row

6 years ago / 0 comments

Local MP Greg Mulholland has apologised after describing one of his student constituents as a “little shit” after being challenged over his position on gay marriage. Responding to a constituent who questioned the MPs support of equal marriage, Mulholland tweeted that “I am very glad I have never met you Jonathan as … Read More