Improving Local Transport

As part of my six-point plan when I stood for re-election in 2015, I pledged to work to improve local transport across the constituency and the wider city. After the election, I was made the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin. In this role, I assisted the Secretary of State in the House of Commons Chamber, liaised with MPs, arranged briefing meetings and offered other such support. It also gave me a chance to push harder for improvements to transport in our area, something which I have been passionate about ever since I was on Leeds City Council and that I will continue to fight for for our constituency. With the trolleybus scheme being axed, I fought for Leeds City Council to be able to retain the £173m that it had been allocated to spend on the scheme. This was successful, and there is now a huge task before us to make sure that we make full use of this funding and finally develop a long term solution to transport woes across Leeds. On this page, you will be able to see news regarding my work on transport.

News

Statement on Trolleybus

Stuart has praised the funding awarded to Leeds despite the Trolleybus scheme being cancelled

New Station Entrance Provides Opportunity for Development

Stuart Andrew (MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough) has praised the new £20 million southern entrance to Leeds railway station. It is estimated that around 20,000 people a day will use the new entrance, which provides a direct link to Leeds’ growing south bank area.