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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 »

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 »