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14 March 2018
Like Newham's mayor Sir Robin Wales, Leicester has its very own Blairite mayor - Sir Peter Soulsby. And like Newham council, Leicester is dominated by the Labour Party - with 52 out of 54 councillors
21 February 2018
During his time in government, Willetts was a key orchestrator in raising tuition fees from £3,000 to £9,000
31 January 2018
Leicester Socialist Party hosted a determined public meeting on 27 January to discuss how to build a fightback against the escalating attacks on our NHS.
3 January 2018
The heroic victory was vindicated straight away.
5 December 2017
Celebrations were taking place in Leicester city centre following an outstanding victory for the campaign to save congenital heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital
30 November 2017
The proposal to end surgery at the centre has been dropped
29 November 2017
A grassroots movement is continuing to build up against the grievous bodily harm being committed against the NHS by the Tory government
27 September 2017
Leicester Socialist Party and the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) attended an emergency branch meeting for workers from Tulip, a food processing plant in Coalville. The members present on 24 September voted unanimously to ballot for industrial action due to a series of abuses by their employers.
12 July 2017
The latest protest against the proposed closure of Glenfield Congenital Heart Centre took place in Leicester on 8 July
10 May 2017
Labour had booked a large meeting room at the Tigers Stadium, holding 800 people. The room was packed full, with people standing at the back
22 February 2017
Leicester is a city dominated by Labour, with a Lib-Dem/Tory opposition group composed of just two councillors. However, like all other Labour councils up and down the country, they have been busy passing on Tory cuts with gusto (and crocodile tears).
15 February 2017
Patients, their families, trade unionists and others took to the streets
8 February 2017
The NHS is in crisis. Hospitals cancelled a record number of urgent operations last year, mainly because of bed shortages. One in six A&E departments faces closure or downgrading because of NHS cuts.
1 February 2017
Like other Labour-controlled local authorities, Leicester City Council is in the process of doing the Tories' bidding by destroying our city's public services.
30 November 2016
Leicester's adventure playgrounds are used by over 10,000 children citywide. The city's Labour council plans to close them. Parents and campaigners lobbied the council in protest.
1 November 2016
"The unit didn't save our hearts just so NHS England could break them", said one patient. Over 1,000 people marched through Leicester on 29 October.
26 October 2016
Glenfield congenital heart centre in Leicester is the only such service in the East Midlands
13 September 2016
Over 100 people marched in Leicester to keep our city’s heart unit at Glenfield hospital open
25 May 2016
Having arrived unannounced in Leicester sometime around midday, Britain First, protected by a police cordon, were forced to abandon their stall and leave Leicester by mid-afternoon.
13 April 2016
Our NHS is under attack like never before, and we must act now to save it. As an NHS worker and Unison member, I chaired a protest organised by Leicestershire Against The Cuts on 9 April.
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