Local News

Government activity this summer

Despite the Parliamentary recess, Alec and the Conservative Government are working hard this summer to deliver for residents in Elmet & Rothwell. Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis has¬†announced plans to replace landing cards for Non-European travellers, scrapping the outdated paper-based system, which costs the public around ¬£3.6 million each year. This is part of a modernisation… Read more »

Core Strategy Selective Review Response

Alec has always opposed the Labour-run Council’s housing target of 70,000 new homes across Leeds. We do need more affordable homes but, as Alec argued at the Core Strategy Inquiry, the Council’s over-inflated target was not supported by any statistical evidence and is causing unnecessary pressure on greenfield and greenbelt sites, whilst many brownfield sites… Read more »

Alec appointed Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party

The Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May, has asked Alec to become Vice-Chairman (International) of the Conservative Party. The senior role involves building relationships with international sister parties on the centre-right and working with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to enhance democratic institutions and political party structures in the developing world…. Read more »

Continuing to lobby for mitigation over HS2

When HS2 Ltd announced the route for Phase 2b of the HS2 line into Leeds in November 2016, Alec announced his five-point plan to secure mitigation on the route through Elmet & Rothwell. One of those points related to how tennelling is to be carried out and how construction activity could avoid nearby villages by… Read more »