Here’s a snapshot of some of the issues Alec has spoken about in the news:

Wetherby News

World issues play a part in Wetherby’s economy

Wetherby MP to join NATO assembly

The British Library: A world class resource

Jeremy Hunt sees how Wetherby cares for dementia parients

Unemployment in Elmet and Rothwell falls by 60%

MP’s Question Time at Wetherby High School

Tourism minister welcomed to Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby MP hits back at LCC claims of playing politics

Boxing Day bus a great success for Wetherby

Government minister visits Wetherby tech company

Wetherby MP calls for stricter sentencing for drink drivers

Youngsters plead with Home Secretary for Portas

Chancellor visits Wetherby in northern tour

Linton neighbourhood plans on show

Scholes homes plans deferred

Wetherby cyclists set to follow Le Tour

Wetherby MP joins delegation for energy talks in Ukraine

Residents voice objections to plans

MP pledges objection to Collingham homes plans

Wetherby MP Alec in ‘Onesie’ vow for hospice

Wetherby MP speaks out for more work on dementia

MP joins stand against Scholes housing scheme 

Deadline to claim on pension funds


The Yorkshire Post

Yorkshire devolution must bring clarity and accountability

Industry counts cost of culture of fear on sexuality

How homophobic bullying costs engineering industry £11bn

The British Library: World-class resource that could help upgrade skills

Way forward for BBC in new age of broadcasting

Parents fight for change in drink drive laws

Culture change to restore faith in welfare state

PM: Tour de France ‘boosts UK’

Anger at Pennines split over HS2 

Wage rises that spark inflation end up hitting poorest

An ageing society demands we tackle toll of dementia

A commercial approach would boost the BBC

Britain could pay price for getting caught up in Syria

Justice for Callum’ after son killed by drink-driver in Leeds

Consumer: Calls for a crackdown on ‘rogue’ brokerage sites

Consumer: Rising complaints over ‘broker’ sites

MP sounds the alarm bell over Leeds green field plan

Leeds: ‘Back the small firms central to high street’

Leeds MP voices concerns over £32bn HS2 route


The Mirror


Other Publications

Engineering Action: Tackling Homophobia in Engineering – InterEngineering

Homophobia costs engineering £11.2 billion a year – Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Homophobia could be costing UK engineering sector £11billion a year – Gay Star Business

Government Minister Visits PROACTIS – Sys-con Media

Businesses back calls for limits to lengths of unpaid internships – The Guardian

JHS welcomes Minister for Business, Enterprise and Energy – MIPRO

Internships law would limit unpaid work to four weeks – London Evening Standard

Science labs homes plan in Wetherby receives go ahead – Ripon Gazette

MP Alec Shelbrooke visits growing wind turbine business – Harrogate Informer

Wetherby community day to celebrate Tour de France – Ripon Gazette

Ukrainians need to stand up to state corruption – KyivPost

Gibraltar tensions increase following incident – EuroWeeklyNews


Guest Articles (featured in the Wetherby News)

Cllr Ryan Stephenson – It’s time to cut the number of Leeds City Councillors. 8th September 2016.

Cllr Ryan Stephenson – Make Leeds a Showpiece for International Trade. 6th October 2016.

Cllr Ryan Stephenson – Unnecessary Pressure on the City’s Greenfields. 3rd November 2016.

Cllr Ryan Stephenson – Heathrow can help Leeds take-off post-Brexit. 1st December 2016.

Cllr Ryan Stephenson – Education reform must usher in new University Technical Colleges. 5th January 2017.

Cllr Ryan Stephenson – Tax hikes won’t solve pressures in Adult Social Care. 3rd February 2017.

Cllr Ryan Stephenson – Heart Research UK – a charity close to my heart. 2nd March 2017.

Cllr Ryan Stephenson – Looking back over a year in office. 3rd August 2017.

Cllr Ryan Stephenson – Partition is not the key to devolution. 7th September 2017.

Cllr Ryan Stephenson – We must tackle hate crime. 5th October 2017.


Wetherby Mayor, Cllr Norma Harrington – Time to spring clean and be proud. 23rd February 2017.

Wetherby Mayor, Cllr Norma Harrington – Showcasing our pride in Wetherby. 24th March 2017.

Wetherby Mayor, Cllr Norma Harrington – October Diary. 26th October 2017.


Cllr Alan Lamb – Wetherby’s Neighbourhood Plan is Taking Shape. 3rd August 2017.