Fabian Hamilton - Member of Parliament for Leeds North East
Fighting for fairness justice and equality

News & Views - October, 2016

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The Leeds West Indian Carnival

The Leeds West Indian Carnival

Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr Gerry Harper and Lady Mayoress Lynne Scholes with winning Leeds West Indian Carnival Queen costume at 2016 King and Queen Show held at West Yorkshire Playhouse I am so proud to represent the community who have created the oldest (yes!) West Indian Carnival… Read more


Labour Leadership Election

This summer has been a difficult time for the Labour Party – members will not need to be reminded of how strong feelings have been on all sides since the final weeks of the last Parliamentary year.  In July I resigned with a very heavy heart from the front bench. … Read more


Charity Bike Ride: Leeds to Brighton 27th July – 1st August

Charity Bike Ride:  Leeds to Brighton 27th July – 1st August

It has become a bit of a tradition for me to mark the end of the Parliamentary Year with a bike ride for a charity which has some significance for me and for my constituents.  This year I rode from Leeds Civic Hall to Brighton Pavilion over five days,… Read more


Fabian inspects the new Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Fabian inspects the new Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Fabian inspects the new Yorkshire Air Ambulance, built by Airbus Industries at the Farnborough Air Show back in July. It was delivered a few days later.  … Read more


Labour Party Conference, 25th – 28th September, Liverpool

Labour Party Conference, 25th – 28th September, Liverpool

Fabian with Roundhay Councillor Ghulam Hussain at the Labour Party Conference I went to Party Conference again this year for the first time in many years.  The day before it started we heard the result of the summer’s Leadership election and then the conference itself started on the Sunday.… Read more


Front Bench Appointment

Last week, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn asked me to rejoin the Front Bench as Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament and I was pleased to accept his invitation.  I will be a part of both the Shadow Foreign Affairs and Defence teams. The role is unusual because no such post… Read more


Meeting on Kashmir Crisis

Meeting on Kashmir Crisis

Last week Fabian spoke at a meeting called to discuss the current crisis in Kashmir.  The meeting was organised by constituents concerned at the escalating violence in Kashmir and the use of illegal pellet guns against protestors, many of whom have received appalling facial injuries simply for expressing their… Read more