From Ilkley Gazette, August 16th, 2019
Written by Claire Lomax
ANOTHER rail-fare hike has been condemned by campaigners and Ilkley’s MP. Fury has greeted the Government announcement that regulated ticket prices will rise by up to 2.8 per cent from January. Ilkley's MP John Grogan says the latest increase will mean fares have soared by nearly 40 per cent since 2010 – more than twice the level at which average wages have risen. An annual rail season ticket from both Keighley and Ilkley to Leeds, currently £1,252, will cost about an extra £35 from the start of next year.
From Keighley News, August 15th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand
KEIGHLEY Asda workers and the town’s MP John Grogan joined a march in Leeds protesting at plans by the supermarket giant to change employees’ contract terms and conditions. The demonstration was organised by the GMB union. Mr Grogan said proposals included mandatory working on public holidays and more-flexible hours. “Many on the march said they could not sign-up for complete flexibility in working hours because of caring responsibilities,” he added. “The company needs to show more respect to its hard-working workforce.”
From Ilkley Gazette, August 1st, 2019
Written by Annette McIntyre
ILKLEY’S MP is calling for a Mayor of Yorkshire to be elected - and he is warning that the area is losing out to other parts of the North. John Grogan, Co-Chairman of the One Yorkshire Committee, has issued a statement along with his fellow Co-Chairman Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate, stressing the need for devolution. In the statement they reveal that the Archbishop of York will lead a delegation to London in October to lobby for One Yorkshire.
From BBC News, August 1st, 2019
A new multi-mullion pound police station is to be built in the centre of a town two years after the former base was put up for sale. The original station in Keighley was to be sold after a review was carried out by West Yorkshire Police in 2017. Now a station is to be built at the site of the former Keighley College on Cavendish Street in the town. Keighley's Labour MP John Grogan said: "This is the best Yorkshire Day present Keighley could wish for."