Protecting Local Communities from Over-Development

Campaigners 'at the gateway' to the Yorkshire Dales fear the planning system is being weakened to make it easier to impose developments on local communities.MPs, councillors and residents express concerns over planning and localism fears bill could allow unwanted developments to be imposed on communities as Wharfedale group and Campaign to Protect Rural England speak out.

For the sake of our children, we must save this heart unit (Yorkshire Post)

BEFORE being elected to Parliament it was my great privilege to have worked for over seven years at Martin House Children’s Hospice. Although I worked in the fund-raising side, I still had a valuable insight into the wonderful work that they do and the opportunity to meet so many inspiring children and families. This time at the hospice fuelled my interest in paediatric care.

Local MP accompanies walking group in Horsforth

Stuart Andrew, MP for Pudsey, today joined walkers from Horsforth Healthy Walking Group and Natural England on a two-mile expedition through Horsforth and the surrounding countryside.

Heart Surgery Services Debated in Parliament

The future of Leeds children’s heart surgery services was discussed in a Parliamentary debate, tabled by Stuart Andrew MP for Pudsey, on Thursday 3rd March. 

Pudsey MP backs the Government's tough penalties for metal theft

In a statement to Parliament Theresa May said the Government would:

• create a new criminal offence to prohibit cash payments when purchasing scrap metal
• introduce unlimited penalties on those who break the law.

In November last year the Government announced that a dedicated metal theft taskforce would be established.

Local MP backs High Street

The Government recently launched a review on the future of high streets in order to identify what government, local authorities and businesses can do to promote the development of more prosperous and diverse high streets. Mary Portas looked at the case for developing town centres that contribute to promoting economic growth, creating jobs and improving quality of life in local areas.

2010 Poppy Appeal Success in Pudsey

The 2010 Poppy Appeal for Pudsey & Farsley has been a terrific success as the fundraising total of £20,974.58 has just been revealed.