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Update: step-free access at Garforth Station in pipeline

Alec has welcomed the Conservative Government’s funding to improve accessibility across the rail network for disabled people. There has been a lot of speculation over delays to the step-free access at Garforth Station, but the Minister of State for Transport has now confirmed that the project will go ahead. This funding will provide Garforth Railway… Read more »

HS2: Alec writes to Chair of Transport Select Committee

For over five years Alec has been working closely with the Swillington, Oulton & Woodlesford HS2 Action Group (SOWHAT) in order to put forward alternative routes, make the case for better compensation and to raise key issues that are wrong with the project. The team has had some successes but also some disappointing outcomes –… Read more »

Alec comments on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

During an Urgent Question in the House of Commons and following international debate on the future of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INT), Alec – who is a UK Representative to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly – reiterated why it’s important for the UK to keep close relationships with our allies, particularly through NATO, following Russia’s… Read more »

Alec pays tribute to former Council Leader, Peter Sparling MBE.

Former Leader of Leeds City Council, Peter Sparling MBE, has died aged 85. Peter, who lived in Collingham, was a giant of Leeds politics in the late 1970s and remained active in Conservative politics as President of the Elmet & Rothwell Conservative Association. He dedicated his retirement to the arts and education in the region,… Read more »