Local News

Flooding across Elmet & Rothwell

Over the Christmas and New Year period Alec was out and about across Elmet & Rothwell helping local residents impacted by flooding. After conducting a survey of all flooding hotspots on Sunday 27th December 2016 it was evident that most flood defences and alleviation schemes had performed properly and utilised designated floodplains to protect homes and… Read more »

Care around the clock for seriously ill children

Alec has pledged to support the charity, Together for Short Lives, supporting calls for children with life-limiting conditions – and their families – to have access to a range of children’s palliative care services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when and where they need it. Sadly, many children are unable to access… Read more »

Report: Tackling Homophobia in Engineering

Alec published his report ‘Engineering Action: Tackling Homophobia in Engineering’ in December.  The report, jointly authored with Dr Mark McBride-Wright, Chair and Co-founder of  industry network group InterEngineering, highlights further action is required within the engineering industry to tackle homophobia and its effect on productivity. It is suggested that a potential contribution to GDP of £11.2… Read more »

Appointment to NATO assembly

Alec is set to join the parliamentary assembly of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), following an appointment made by the Prime Minister David Cameron. He will act as a UK representative to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly alongside his day job as the constituency Member of Parliament for Elmet & Rothwell. Since its creation, the… Read more »