Leeds MPs

SHELBROOKE, Alec Edward ( born 1976) Conservative. Project administrator.

During the 2001 general election he acted as a campaign manager and that year became deputy chairman of Elmet Conservative Association, a post he held until 2004, the year he was elected to Leeds City Council. He then unsuccessfully stood for Wakefield in the 2005 general election. In 2010 he was elected for Elmet & Rothwell, a feat he repeated in 2015. In 2010 he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Transport and then in 2012 he became the PPS to the Minister of State for Northern Ireland. In 2013 he was one of the Tory rebels who expressed regret that the Queen’s Speech failed to mention a referendum bill on Britain’s continued membership in the European Union. However, he opposed a motion calling for one to be held in 2014 but voted for one in 2015. From 2013–2014 he was a member of the Backbench Business Committee, from 2014–2015 the Communities and Local Government Committee and from 2015 the European Scrutiny Committee. He considers himself to be a ‘Conservative Trade Unionist’ and he belongs to the union reform campaigning groups Blue Collar Conservatism and The Trade Union Reform Group. For further reading see http://www.alecshelbrooke.co.uk.