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Dementia Summit Success

  Dementia Success Summit Alec organised a nation-leading Dementia Summit in January, bringing together clinicians, care providers and volunteer leaders to help him make Elmet & Rothwell the UK’s first Dementia Friendly constituency. The Elmet & Rothwell constituency encompasses the communities surrounding Garforth, Rothwell and Wetherby where it is estimated over 1,500 people are currently… Read more »

Justice for Callum Wark: stricter sentences for foreign drunk drivers

Justice for Callum Wark: stricter sentences for foreign drink drivers Alec used an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on 29th October 2014 to call for stricter sentencing of drivers guilty of causing death whilst under the influence of alcohol. Alec secured the debate in the name of 19 year-old Callum Wark from Swillington,… Read more »

Scholes planning application rejected

Alec joined residents at Leeds City Council last week to successfully oppose an application to build 700 new homes on land east of Scholes Alec said: “This battle wasn’t won by any one individual but by the village pulling together, supported by its elected representatives, and putting forward sensible arguments. But fears remain as to… Read more »

George Osborne welcomes 1.8m new apprenticeships

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, visited Elmet & Rothwell in July and welcomed the news that 1.8 million new apprenticeships have been delivered since the last election. Alec said: “Here in Elmet & Rothwell we’re benefitting from hundreds of new apprenticeships created since 2010 and in doing so we’re providing skills and employment for… Read more »