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Raising awareness of responsible pet ownership

This week Alec teamed up with the Kennel Club & Dogs Trust to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership at Westminster. Speaking after the competition Alec said “It’s great to give the dogs a good run around and day out: my own animals have always enjoyed the show! There is, though, a serious point to… Read more »

Alec urges residents to respond to housing consultation

Labour-run Leeds City Council is consulting on a plan put forward by Councillors to build 12,500 new homes across the Elmet & Rothwell constituency. Alec is urging local residents to join him in responding to this consultation. In February 2015 Alec sent surveys to homes in Elmet & Rothwell asking for views and comments on… Read more »

Alec welcomes news about TransPennine electrification works

Alec has welcomed today‚Äôs news that the electrification of the TransPennine rail route that runs from Newcastle to Liverpool through Elmet & Rothwell will resume with immediate effect under a plan announced by Network Rail and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. Sir Peter Hendy, the Chairman of Network Rail, has written to the Transport Secretary outlining… Read more »

Alec Supports Drowning Prevention Charity

More than 400 people lose their lives to drowning each year: over 60% of them children. Following the tragic death of Megan Roger from Wetherby, Alec has been working with the RLSS UK, the UK’s leading Drowning Prevention Charity, to raise awareness of this vital issue. After meeting in Westminster with charity spokesman Anna Griffiths,… Read more »