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About Alex

Alex was born in Hyde Park and has lived in North Leeds for over 25 years. He lives in Weetwood Ward with his wife and two children.
He was elected to be the MP for Leeds North West in 2017, after many years running Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber and as the lead councillor for Climate Change on Leeds City Council.
In his role as an MP he has led the way on combating climate change, fighting against a disastrous Tory Brexit and defending our public services - all while supporting thousands of individuals with casework issues.
After being re-selected unanimously by his local party branches Alex is now proudly standing as the Labour and Co-operative Party Parliamentary candidate for Leeds North West.


Alex is deeply committed to Leeds and its people, and to the Labour Party and its ideals. He is an advocate for a radical and transformative politics with particular focus on environmentalism, higher education and industrial strategy.


Working alongside Leeds City Council and the Combined Transport Authority, Alex is pushing for better train stations and line electrification, cleaner public transport (hybrid buses & cycling schemes) and tackling congestion with enhancements to road infrastructure.


Work should empower people and provide them with financial security and fulfilment. Since 2010, there has been a huge increase in insecure and poorly paid work. In Parliament, Alex will support the Labour Party’s drive to secure a living wage, ban zero-hours contracts and enhance workplace rights.


Swift action to combat climate change is necessary to save this planet – it’s the only home we have. Alex is working towards a carbon-free future for the UK by supporting investment in new green technologies, scrutinising the Government from his position on the Environmental Audit Committee and campaigning for improved public transport in and around Leeds.


My Environment Week: in pictures

This week was the first week of Parliamentary recess. In addition to my normal surgeries and constituency business, I decided to dedicate a whole week to environmental issues to raise awareness of this vital issue around Leeds North West.  Please see below for a break down of this week of action. We started the week […]

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Alex speaks in the European Union Withdrawal Act Debate

I will not vote for the Prime Minister’s blank cheque withdrawal agreement, and I will oppose a no-deal Brexit with every fibre of my being.

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National policy response
Alex Sobel MP: Brexit Update

This week we were expected to vote for the third time on the Prime Minister’s deal, a week after Parliament voted down a No Deal Brexit and then in favour of extending Article 50. Before that could happen, it was ruled by John Bercow that her deal could not be brought back before the House […]

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Latest Petition: Residents Parking around Leeds/Bradford Airport

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Join my campaign for Resident Parking around Leeds/Bradford Airport Sign the petition for the Highways Department to install Resident Parking areas around Leeds/Bradford Airport.

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