Local News

Record high employment

Alec welcomed recent news that unemployment in Elmet & Rothwell is falling month on month. In November 2013, unemployment fell to just 1.9% with more people in work than ever before. Nationally, the number of people in employment reached a record high of 29.78 million, with a rise of 300,000 over the last year. According… Read more »

Immigration causing housing pressures

Alec raised concerns over local housing pressures in the House of Commons in October. Blaming housing pressures on “unfettered immigration” over the past decade, Mr Shelbrooke asked Home Office Ministers to cut immigration further and relieve pressures on Greenfield land around Elmet & Rothwell. Residents in villages aound Elmet & Rothwell were outraged when planning… Read more »

Success for Alec’s campaign against parking charges at Garforth station

Success for Alec’s campaign against parking charges at Garforth train station Finding a car parking space at Garforth train station is a daily difficultly for local rail users and Alec has this week slammed plans to charge for car parking as “the wrong way to solve it”. Northern Rail, the private train operating company owned by… Read more »

No HS2 in Woodlesford and Garforth

Alec recognises the benefits in jobs and growth that HS2 will bring to Leeds, Yorkshire and the North of England but has been clear that he will not support the project unless he can secure the best possible outcome for constituents in Elmet & Rothwell. Debating the High Speed Rail (Preparation Bill) in the House of Commons,… Read more »