Andrea’s week in the constituency

This week Andrea visited the White Rose to see how the building work is going. These are exciting times for Morley and the surrounding areas with six restaurants and a fantastic Imax to open in the next few months. Andrea is very much looking forward to popping over for a movie and a meal. Importantly, this investment of over £20m in the area by the owners of the White Rose is a vote of confidence in the local economy showing how vibrant the constituency is. Over 350 local jobs are going to be created as part of this investment with local bus services to be upgraded and plans for a potential new rail station in the pipeline. This is excellent news for the area and if you are interested in vacancies please do visit The Point at the White Rose.

Following on with involvement with local residents on developments at Newton Hill, Pitty Close Farm and Lane Side Farm, Andrea also met with Housing Minister Gavin Barwell MP in Parliament this week to personally discuss with him the area’s concerns about housing and particularly developments on the Green Belts and Green Fields which are threatening local infrastructure. The Minister was very understanding of the issues Andrea and her constituents face and she invited him to Morley and Outwood to see some of the developments proposed first hand. Andrea is pleased that the government’s White Paper commits to maintaining strong green belt protections, it creates safeguards for adequate housing development and it encourages councils to prioritise brownfield developments and Andrea would urge both Leeds City Council and Wakefield Councils to do just this.

During the week Andrea also carried out one of her regular On the Shop Floor visits to a local business. This week she visited Williams Tankers, a local road tanker business. This fantastic company employs over 40 people locally is one of the UK’s biggest sites of its kind, with its grounds and tankers being used by the MOD for training. It regularly attends exhibitions shows nationally and it is planning to bring additional investment to the area, yet another vote of confidence in our local economy. Andrea would like to thank the team for showing her around and she very much looks forward to visiting them once again once this work is complete.

Finally this week was National Apprentice Week and Andrea would like to sign off by saying thank you to her fantastic apprentice Brandon for all his hard work and dedication. It is a pleasure to have him on board.

Andrea hopes you are well and as ever if you would like to get in contact please do write in via or call the office on 0113 450 380.

If you haven’t signed the open petitions to keep Stanley Community Centre open and to object to Drighlington’s proposed 179 houses on the local green fields yet you can also do this here: