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Continuing to lobby for mitigation over HS2

When HS2 Ltd announced the route for Phase 2b of the HS2 line into Leeds in November 2016, Alec announced his five-point plan to secure mitigation on the route through Elmet & Rothwell. One of those points related to how tennelling is to be carried out and how construction activity could avoid nearby villages by… Read more »

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 »