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About Alex

Alex was born in Hyde Park and has lived in North Leeds for over 25 years. He lives in Weetwood Ward with his wife and two children.
He was elected to be the MP for Leeds North West in 2017, after many years running Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber and as the lead councillor for Climate Change on Leeds City Council.
In his role as an MP he has led the way on combating climate change, fighting against a disastrous Tory Brexit and defending our public services - all while supporting thousands of individuals with casework issues.

Priorities

After being re-elected with a hugely increased majority in 2019, Alex has promised to continue working hard for his constituents and the planet.
Alex is deeply committed to Leeds and its people, and to the Labour Party and its ideals. He is an advocate for a radical and transformative politics with particular focus on environmentalism, higher education and industrial strategy.

Transport

Working alongside Leeds City Council and the Combined Transport Authority, Alex is pushing for better train stations and line electrification, cleaner public transport (hybrid buses & cycling schemes) and tackling congestion with enhancements to road infrastructure.

Employment

Work should empower people and provide them with financial security and fulfilment. Since 2010, there has been a huge increase in insecure and poorly paid work. In Parliament, Alex will support the Labour Party’s drive to secure a living wage, ban zero-hours contracts and enhance workplace rights.

Environment

Swift action to combat climate change is necessary to save this planet – it’s the only home we have. Alex is working towards a carbon-free future for the UK by supporting investment in new green technologies, scrutinising the Government from his position on the Environmental Audit Committee and campaigning for improved public transport in and around Leeds.

Highlights

Blog
Petition handed over at CCG meeting as Adel Surgery future discussed

Today my office handed in our petition to the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to not allow the closure of Adel Surgery. At the CCG Primary Care Operational Group meeting, which took place in Hindsley Hall in Headingley, the panel considered the practice’s application to the NHS Leeds CCG asking for the approval to carry out […]

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Video
When will funding be released to upgrade our creaking transport services in Leeds?

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National policy response
Statement on Population Matters

On the 29th January I met with the charity ‘Population Matters,’ they had requested a meeting by email, and I had not previously heard of them. The charity’s patrons include David Attenborough and Chris Packham, who patron a range of environmental organisations I have met with. I agreed to meet the organisation in good faith […]

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Let me know how the First Bus 33/34 bus service affects you

After receiving a number of correspondance from constituents, I have agreed with First Bus to carry out this survey so we can supply them with a full picture of the issues surrounding the 33/34 bus route.

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