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Alec seeks to ban unpaid internships

Alec introduced a Ten Minute Rule Motion to the House of Commons in May calling for the prohibition of unpaid internships. Campaign group Intern Aware and a number of other Conservative MPs are backing Alec’s motion. According to a recent YouGov poll 43% of 18 to 24 year olds believe unpaid internships act or have acted as… Read more »

Disabled access success at Garforth station

After a seven year campaign, Alec has finally secured funding for disabled access at Garforth Train Station. Funding was originally allocated under the previous government’s Access for All scheme but was then removed in 2007 without notice or explanation. Local rail users have since been campaigning with Alec to secure funding and improve access at… Read more »

Victory for campaign to cut air ambulance fuel duty

Victory for campaign to cut air ambulance fuel duty Following a four year campaign, Alec has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to cut fuel duty for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance service. Alec introduced the idea to the House of Commons in October 2010 and has since been lobbing Treasury Ministers to implement the measure. In… Read more »

Alec takes HS2 re-route campaign to No10

Alec was joined by Woodlesford residents to deliver the community’s HS2 route consultation response to Downing Street. Alec has been working closely with local residents to campaign against route proposals that would see a new High Speed Rail line through Woodlesford and Swillington. Alec said: “With all political parties supporting HS2 I have to be… Read more »