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COVID-19 Advice and Assistance

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. Alec is advising all constituents to follow Public Health England advice for their own safety and the safety of others. Please read, share and regularly check the Government guidance as the situation and the response to… Read more »

Garforth Station – step free access ready for planning permission.

Network Rail is preparing the final stages of delivering step-free access at Garforth Railway Station, it has been announced. Alec had been campaigning for new step-free access at Garforth for over a decade before finally securing funds direct from the Department for Transport. Alec will continue to work closely, cross-party, with Garforth’s Independent Councillors to… Read more »

Alec launches fresh bid for a Railway Station in Methley

Alec has submitted a bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) for the reinstatement of a railway station at Methley. Following a meeting with the Secretary of State in February 2020, Alec launched a village-wide transport survey in Methley to gauge public opinion for his idea to apply to one of two new funds established… Read more »

Alec pays tribute to Wetherby Councillor, Gerald Wilkinson

Statement by Rt Hon. Alec Shelbrooke MP following the death of Councillor Gerald Wilkinson on Friday 4th October: “I’m deeply saddened at the passing of my colleague and friend, Cllr Gerald Wilkinson. Gerald was dedicated to life in the Wetherby area, he served the town and its villages as a Leeds City Councillor, a Town… Read more »