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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 »

Response to Leeds City Council’s Site Allocation Process

Labour-run Leeds City Council has been consulting residents on its plan to build 12,200 new homes across the Elmet & Rothwell constituency. For over three years Alec has been working with local community groups to oppose the Council’s housing target of 66,000 new homes across Leeds by 2028. This figure is too high and does… Read more »

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 »