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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 »

Alec raises Council incompetence over housing numbers

On Wednesday 4th July 2018, Alec took part in a Westminster Hall debate on the role of local councils in setting housing targets. In the debate, and in advance of an upcoming Public Examination into the Council’s Local Plan, Alec raised Leeds City Council’s incompetence and the fact that there are currently over 17,000 dwellings… Read more »

Boston Spa granted its academy order

Statement by Alec Shelbrooke MP, Thursday 6th June 2018. “My colleague Lord Agnew has agreed to grant Boston Spa High School its academy order.  This means Boston Spa will now become an academy sponsored by The Gorse Academies Trust (TGAT) and will no longer be at risk of closure from the Labour-run Council.  Throughout this… Read more »