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Washington NATO talks on national security

Last week Alec travelled to Washington DC for his first meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), following his appointment as a UK representative by the Prime Minister David Cameron in December. At a time when the ever-present threat of terrorism remains on all our minds the collective military alliance of… Read more »

Disability support in Elmet & Rothwell

Alec visited Wharfedale House in Wetherby last week to see how the service supports disabled people living in the area. Wharfedale House is a Leonard Cheshire Disability service providing a range of services for up to 18 adults, predominantly with physical disabilities. The service also has a charity shop on Cross Street in Wetherby where… Read more »

Prime Minister’s Flood Envoy visits Elmet & Rothwell

Alec Shelbrooke welcomed the Prime Minister’s Yorkshire Flood Envoy, Robert Goodwill MP, to Elmet & Rothwell on Thursday 14th January. Over the Christmas and New Year period Alec was out and about across the constituency, helping local residents impacted by flooding and promised to raise several issues to Ministerial attention. Alec said: “After conducting a… Read more »

A revolution in mental health treatment

Today the Prime Minister has announced new measures to support mental health care and awareness in England, an issue Alec talked about extensively throughout the General Election campaign in early 2015. Mental health is a crucial issue here in Elmet & Rothwell where we have some great community initiatives to support those experiencing mental health difficulties. Alec… Read more »