Local Planning issues and the LDF (Local Development Framework) continue to cause concern. Andrea like many local people has deep concerns over the viability of the council’s Local Development Plan. She has been working closely with community groups for many months to ensure that our concerns are heard.
Transport links in our area need to be strenghtened. Andrea has had calls from several residents asking for a central bus station, also our station in Morley needs some major improvements too. She has been campaigning on these matters for some time and last year in June 2014, Andrea brought the Transport Minister Robert Goodwill up to our area to see first hand what improvements need to be made.
I welcome the Government's work on mental health, including more funding to help those in need, appointing a Minister for Suicide Prevention, and raising awareness. Locally, I am committed to helping residents with mental health issues access help easily.
Protecting citizens should always be the priority of the Government. I will continue to fight for more funds and investment in policing into our area, and I will keep fighting for support businesses need when they are victims of crime.
In my role as Member of Parliament, I try not only to campaign to improve our local area but also bring attention to charities and local community groups that do great work to support our area, and people in need.