Local MP Greg Mulholland has written to Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove MP, to ask why no announcement was eventually included in the Queen's Speech on measures to tackle criminal driving.
[Pictured: Greg Mulholland MP with families launching the manifesto of changes called for regarding criminal driving laws. March 2015]
"Tram-Train: the only way the Leeds City Region can now catch up with other cities"
The All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group, chaired by Leeds MP Greg Mulholland, will this Friday host a special meeting of the Group in Leeds to discuss the way forward for a TramTrain system for Leeds city region.
The Environment Agency has written to local MP Greg Mulholland to confirm that a flood plan is being developed to deal with any future flooding that may hit Otley.
[Pictured left: Greg helping to fill in sandbags in Otley earlier this year]
It comes after Greg led a meeting with floods minister Rory Stewart MP on Monday, 11th April. The aim of the meeting was to discuss tackling future flooding should the River Wharfe overflow again.
Leeds City Council have backed local MP Greg Mulholland's calls to hold a Transport Summit, to be held on 10th June, and discuss a modern, integrated transport system for Leeds.
It follows the recent announcement by the public inspector to not recommend the New Generation Trolleybus (NGT) scheme for approval, with ministers saying Leeds could keep the £173mn that had been allocated for the scheme, and instead use it for an alternative solution.
Member of Parliament for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has praised Holt Park-based Lads & Dads Barbers for their efforts in a charity event to raise money to support autistic children in the area.
The event, which took place on Sunday 22nd May in support of ZigZag Leeds Autism Support Group, attracted over 200 people and raised over £400 for the charity. Those taking part enjoyed face painting, hair plaiting and a bake sale, as well as the chance to meet a Minion and the famous Honey Monster. Much of the total was raised by a raffle, which included prizes such as gift vouchers for Hollywood Bowl, The Deep in Hull, and tickets to a Leeds Rhinos match in Headingley, as well as a variety of prizes donated by local shops and businesses.
So the NGT saga, the latest failed episode in Leeds public transport, has come to an end bar the recriminations. The whole sorry saga of Leeds's attempts to get a modern system goes on and Leeds remains the biggest city in Europe without either an underground or a light rail system.
Yet what we need now is to look forward, not back. It is not time for recriminations (though it is clearly shocking and a damning incitement on how we do public transport in the UK that well over £100 million has been spent on two schemes that never progressed); it is time now for leadership. It is time for us all to get behind a truly modern transport system in the Leeds City Region and remarkably we now have the money to do so.
Parliamentary Light Rail Group Backs TramTrain Network for West Yorkshire - using Metro's updated plans from 2009
The All-Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group have backed proposals for a TramTrain network in the Leeds City Region and West Yorkshire, resurrecting proposals put forward by Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority, made to the Light Rail Group in 2009 using newer low cost solutions from UKTram.
The MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has called on Leeds City Council to scrap the current controversial and costly plans for a road link to Leeds Bradford International Airport, and use this money to instead deliver the start of a West Yorkshire tram-train network on the Leeds-Harrogate-York line, including a tram-train link to Leeds Bradford Airport and street running along the A65 to City Square to link with Leeds Station.
Local campaigners, including MP Greg Mulholland, have welcomed reports that the Queen's Speech on Wednesday will include tougher penalties for criminal drivers who kill and injure people after driving recklessly.
Greg has long campaigned for justice for victims of criminal driving, following the deaths of three constituents in recent years. 16 year-old Jamie Still from Otley was killed in December 2010, and David and Dorothy Metcalf, 68 and 65 years old respectively, were killed in in May 2012- all by drunk drivers.
Greg Mulholland MP, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, has laid out his vision for a major transport summit to discuss how to deliver the best solution for public transport system for Leeds and the Leeds City Region.
Greg Mulholland has written to all Leeds City Council, Metro, all Leeds MPs and the Chamber of Commerce calling the Leeds Transport Summit to find the right transport solution for Leeds and the wider region. He had called for exactly what the Government has now done, which is turn down the NGT Trolleybus system but allow Leeds to keep the £173 million of funding, an unprecedented decision and one that presents an opportunities to Leeds civic leaders to decide the best way forward.