Local News

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’s 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 »

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 »