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Alec discovers Leeds Council’s £31.5 million unspent school funds

Alec has discovered financial information showing that the Labour-run Leeds City Council is sat on a cumulative surplus of school funds worth £31.5 million. In a Written Question to the Minister of State, Alec submitted: “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount held in reserves by… Read more »

Alec’s comments on Brexit talks

Alec Shelbrooke MP comments on updates from Brexit negotiations in his recent Wetherby News article: Whilst discussing Brexit negotiations recently, a colleague commented to me that a good deal is one that neither side considers to be a great one. There is a lot of sense to this statement. A negotiation is after all a… Read more »

Report on Leeds Council’s plan for schools in the Wetherby area

Alec objects to the Labour Council’s plan to close Boston Spa High School. Commenting on the future of secondary education in the Outer North East, Alec said: “I believe both Boston Spa High School and Wetherby High School have positive futures ahead. I support my constituents in their desire to have two schools in the… Read more »

Response to Leeds Council’s Revised SAP (Harewood Ward)

February 2018.   Introduction It remains our belief, as detailed in our response to the Leeds City Council’s pre-submission Site Allocations Plan consultation in February 2017, that Leeds City Council’s overinflated housing target is the root cause of pressure on greenfield and greenbelt sites in the communities we serve. We previously set out our view… Read more »