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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 »

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 »