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Remembering Passchendaele

Speaking in a House of Commons debate to commemorate the centenary of Passchendaele, Alec recalls memories of his Great-Grandfather who was lost in battle: “Today’s debate is focused on the battle of Passchendaele. It has been described as a long campaign that took place over several months. It was an honour to be in the… Read more »

Leading the fight against unpaid internships

On 13th July Alec welcomed the Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Workplace Practices and asked the Leader of the House of Commons for a debate on the Review so the House could further debate a ban on exploitative unpaid internships: Alec asked: “In the previous Parliament, I introduced a private Member’s Bill to ban unpaid… Read more »

Raising Methley & Mickletown Flood Concerns

On 6th July Alec asked the Leader of the House of Commons to give time for a statement on flood alleviation schemes in Leeds: “The village of Woodlesford was lucky in that it had one-in-200-year flood defences put in place before the Boxing day floods. However, the water still got within one inch of people’s… Read more »

Alec re-elected in Elmet & Rothwell

Alec increased his majority over the Labour Party at the recent General Election. Winning a third term as local MP for Elmet & Rothwell, Alec saw his share of the vote rise to 54%. Commenting on his re-election Alec said: “Representing my home constituency in Parliament remains a huge honour and I am grateful to… Read more »