Local News

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 »

Prime Minister visits Elmet and Rothwell

1358Alec welcomed David Cameron to Elmet & Rothwell in July to visit local businesses and celebrate the Tour de France in Yorkshire. Hundreds of people flocked into Wetherby Market Place to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister, who stopped to have photographs taken with shoppers and local school children. To showcase the best of… Read more »

Unemployment count down 52% since 2010

Before his election in 2010, Alec said his priority as Elmet & Rothwell’s MP would be “jobs, jobs, jobs”. Four years on and employment is at a record high. The unemployed claimant count in Elmet & Rothwell fell to just 1.5% in June – down 803 from April 2010. That’s 803 jobs delivered and 803 more people… Read more »

Alec promoted to Foreign & Commonwealth Office

In July, Prime Minister David Cameron asked Mr Shelbrooke to take up the position of Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, a role that will see him assist Foreign Office Minister, Hugo Swire MP, with a brief covering the Far East, India, Falklands, Australasia and the Commonwealth. Entering the Foreign Office at… Read more »