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Alec takes part in shale gas debate

Alec recently met a representative from the local residents’ action group in Allerton Bywater and committed to regular meetings with the committee of the group in order for him to stay in close regular contact and follow up on agreed action points. Having already taken part in a previous debate on shale gas, Alec made… Read more »

Alec raises questions over Spofforth Hill development in Parliament

During Question Time in the House of Commons, Alec asked for a Ministerial Statement on the conduct of local planning authorities in relation to the determination of planning applications, citing Harrogate Borough Council’s shambolic decision to overturn a previous decision to refuse plans for over 300 new homes on greenfield land bordering Wetherby. Whilst the Leader… Read more »

Greater Yorkshire devolution deal is best for West Yorkshire

Alec recently gave the following comment to the press regarding his views on a devolution deal for our region: “I have maintained throughout this debate that South Yorkshire already has a devolution deal in place with a Mayor elected to deliver for the people of South Yorkshire, so the rest of Yorkshire should now press… Read more »