Local News

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 »

Late Summer Government Updates

Conservative Ministers have continued to work throughout the summer on behalf of voters in Elmet & Rothwell. Measures have been announced to protect pensioners from the threat of unscrupulous cold callers. The Prime Minister marked £1.7bn investment to support buisnesses exporting overseas post-Brexit. A trial investigation of “Lorry Platooning” has begun, to cut congestion and… Read more »

Government activity this summer

Despite the Parliamentary recess, Alec and the Conservative Government are working hard this summer to deliver for residents in Elmet & Rothwell. Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis has announced plans to replace landing cards for Non-European travellers, scrapping the outdated paper-based system, which costs the public around £3.6 million each year. This is part of a modernisation… Read more »

Core Strategy Selective Review Response

Alec has always opposed the Labour-run Council’s housing target of 70,000 new homes across Leeds. We do need more affordable homes but, as Alec argued at the Core Strategy Inquiry, the Council’s over-inflated target was not supported by any statistical evidence and is causing unnecessary pressure on greenfield and greenbelt sites, whilst many brownfield sites… Read more »