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Joining Scholes residents to fight housing scheme

Scholes residents who strongly oppose plans by Leeds developer GMI to build hundreds of new homes in the village have welcomed support from Elmet MP Alec Shelbrooke and members of Leeds City Council. Facing widespread objections to their plans the company and its partners Barrett David Wilson Homes have already cut the number of new… Read more »

Alec to wear a onesie to raise £5,000 for Martin House

Alec caused a stir in Westminster this week as he vowed to wear a onesie to work in his bid to raise £5,000 for local children’s hospice, Martin House. Alec’s participation in the ‘Good Night’s Sleep’ appeal, supported by BBC Radio York, is expected to raise the appeal’s profile nationally and help reach their £120,000… Read more »

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 »