Local News

Alec and Councillors fight Stockeld Park proposals

Alec and local councillors in Wetherby continue to fight proposals to build on green land around Wetherby. In October 2018, Alec raised the matter in the House of Commons and subsequently wrote to the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government formally asking for a planning application for houses on the Stockeld Park Estate to… Read more »

Conservative Party Leadership Election

17th May 2019 The Prime Minister has announced her intention to agree with the 1922 Committee* a timetable for the election of a new leader of the Conservative & Unionist Party of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. The Conservative Party constitution sets out the process for leadership elections. Once commenced, nominations will be received by… Read more »

Update: step-free access at Garforth Station in pipeline

Alec has welcomed the Conservative Government’s funding to improve accessibility across the rail network for disabled people. There has been a lot of speculation over delays to the step-free access at Garforth Station, but the Minister of State for Transport has now confirmed that the project will go ahead. This funding will provide Garforth Railway… Read more »

HS2: Alec writes to Chair of Transport Select Committee

For over five years Alec has been working closely with the Swillington, Oulton & Woodlesford HS2 Action Group (SOWHAT) in order to put forward alternative routes, make the case for better compensation and to raise key issues that are wrong with the project. The team has had some successes but also some disappointing outcomes –… Read more »