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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 »

Alec calls for emergency services to work together

In a recent debate in the House of Commons, Alec enquired as to what steps the Government is taking to encourage emergency services to pool office resources to protect frontline services. The Government is currently consulting on ways to encourage greater co-operation between the police and fire services across West Yorkshire. Speaking after the debate,… Read more »