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Alec slams Network Rail for failures at Garforth, Micklefield & Woodlesford

In a House of Commons debate on rail timetabling, Alec shared his frustration with Network Rail’s failures at Garforth, Micklefield and Woodlesford railway stations. Alec told the House of Commons: “My constituents at Garforth, Micklefield and Woodlesford stations are agog at how bad the trains have got, and I lay the blame for a lot… Read more »

Statement on chemical weapon use in Syria

Alec has supported the following statement by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Theresa May. Saturday 14th April 2018. Last night British, French and American armed forces conducted co-ordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian Regime’s chemical weapons capability and deter their use. For the UK’s part, four RAF Tornado GR 4s launched Storm Shadow… Read more »

Alec speaks against anti-Semitism in the Labour Party

Alec attended the #EnoughIsEnough rally organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council in Parliament Square on Monday 26th March. Alongside Cllr Ryan Stephenson (Harewood Ward), Alec attended the rally in order to show solidarity with colleagues and constituents within the Jewish community amid growing anti-Semitism in politics and… Read more »

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 »