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Leeds’ Labour Council must stop the destruction of greenbelt

Response to Leeds City Council’s Position Statement on the examination of the Site Allocations Plan and the initial stages of the Selective Core Strategy Review. On 20th July 2017 I submitted the following Written Question to the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government: “To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local… Read more »

Supporting British farming

Alec has recognised the vital role that local farmers play contributing to the economy and food production as he pledged to Back British Farming at an event in Westminster. Farming in north eastern England contributes £251m to the local economy, and provides nearly 10,000 jobs directly- as well as supporting the work of other local… Read more »

Alec pledges support to overseas territory on Gibraltar Day

The Gibraltar Government has invited Alec and a cross-party group of 27 other Members of Parliament to Gibraltar for talks on the economy and Brexit. The visit coincides with this year’s extra-special National Day, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum when 99.64% of Gibraltarians voted to remain under British sovereignty. In a statement the… Read more »

Alec welcomes the re-opening of Linton Bridge

Alec joined local Councillors Ryan Stephenson and Matthew Robinson for the long-awaited reopening of Linton Bridge on Saturday 2nd September. The grade II listed structure over the River Wharfe – connecting the villages of Collingham and Linton – was opened by local community representatives Andrew Walker and Lily Sparling, alongside the Lord Mayor of Leeds…. Read more »