Posts By: Alec Shelbrooke

Alec raises Council incompetence over housing numbers

On Wednesday 4th July 2018, Alec took part in a Westminster Hall debate on the role of local councils in setting housing targets. In the debate, and in advance of an upcoming Public Examination into the Council’s Local Plan, Alec raised Leeds City Council’s incompetence and the fact that there are currently over 17,000 dwellings… Read more »

Boston Spa granted its academy order

Statement by Alec Shelbrooke MP, Thursday 6th June 2018. “My colleague Lord Agnew has agreed to grant Boston Spa High School its academy order.  This means Boston Spa will now become an academy sponsored by The Gorse Academies Trust (TGAT) and will no longer be at risk of closure from the Labour-run Council.  Throughout this… Read more »

Alec slams Network Rail for failures at Garforth, Micklefield & Woodlesford

In a House of Commons debate on rail timetabling, Alec shared his frustration with Network Rail’s failures at Garforth, Micklefield and Woodlesford railway stations. Alec told the House of Commons: “My constituents at Garforth, Micklefield and Woodlesford stations are agog at how bad the trains have got, and I lay the blame for a lot… Read more »