Local News

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 »

Syria: abhorrent chemical attacks

The situation in Syria is deeply disturbing. I doubt anyone can view the abhorrent chemical attacks on innocent children and civilians without wishing to condemn such atrocities. Nevertheless, we are right to be cautious of past conflicts in the Middle East and learn the lessons from Iraq. When Parliament was recalled last week I spoke… Read more »

Wetherby’s Big Society

Cabinet Minister Frances Maude accepted Alec’s invitation to visit Wetherby’s award winning Sandringham Park. Working as a community, residents have clamped down on anti-social behaviour and littering – the Minister was so impressed he agreed to work with Alec on nominating the team for a Big Society Award.