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Alec Speaks in Surgical Mesh Implants Debate

On 18th October, in a Westminster Hall debate on surgical mesh implants, Alec raised the following points on behalf of his constituents: “I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) for securing this debate. I did not know about the subject until a constituent came to see… Read more »

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 »