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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 »

HM The Queen approves Alec’s appointment to the Privy Council

13th September 2019 “The Queen has been pleased to approve that Alec Shelbrooke MP be sworn of Her Majesty’s most Honourable Privy Council.” – No.10 Downing Street. The Privy Council is a formal body of advisers to The Queen. Its membership is mainly senior politicians who are current or former members of the House of Commons or the House… Read more »

Alec’s updated Dementia Directory

By 2021 over 1 million people will be living with Dementia. Following his Dementia Summit in 2015, Alec has been working closely with volunteers in our communities to bring about one simple goal: to make the area he represents in Parliament the UK’s first Dementia-friendly constituency. To support this goal, Alec has updated his Dementia… Read more »

Alec responds to latest HS2 “fudge”.

HS2 Ltd has announced a further consultation on 11 proposed changes to the design of Phase 2b, the section of the HS2 route from the West Midlands to Leeds. HS2 Ltd propose no design refinements in the immediate local area of Swillington, Oulton, Woodlesford or Garforth, despite calls for changes from Alec, local councillors and… Read more »