Posted by: Jason McCartney | May 27, 2015

The Queen’s Speech

Jason has welcomed today’s Queen’s Speech that will deliver the pledges of the Conservative manifesto. It sets out a vision for a country of security and opportunity for everyone in Holme Valley, Colne Valley and Lindley.

One of Jason’s main priorities is supporting local businesses who will benefit from the Northern Powerhouse which is at the heart of this Government’s plans.

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Amongst the other Bills are:

  • A Bill to increase the tax free allowance to ensure people working 30 hours a week on the minimum wage will not pay any income tax and deliver a five-year tax lock that will mean there will be no income tax, VAT or National Insurance rises in this Parliament.
  • A Bill to deliver an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union by the end of 2017.
  • A Bill to control immigration by limiting access to public services, taking action against employers who don’t play by the rules and removing more people with no right to be here.
  • A Bill to give families where parents are working an entitlement to 30 hours a week of free childcare for 3-4 year olds for 38 weeks a year.
  • A Bill to ensure that a seven-days a week NHS, prioritising patient access to all services such as GPs, hospitals and social care. Investment into the NHS will be increased by £8bn a year by 2020.
Posted by: Jason McCartney | May 21, 2015

Oath of Allegiance

Jason is proud to have taken the oath of allegiance to Her Majesty The Queen meaning that he can officially take his seat in the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Holme Valley, Colne Valley and Lindley.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | May 8, 2015

Jason McCartney MP

Jason has been re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Colne Valley.

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At around 6am on Friday 8th May it was announced that Jason had been elected with a majority of 5,368 and with 44.4% of the vote.

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Jason would like to say thank you to everyone that put their faith in him to remain a strong, local voice for Holme Valley, Colne Valley and Lindley.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | May 6, 2015

Vote Jason McCartney!

Polls are open 7am-10am, Thursday 7th May, and Jason needs your help to get re-elected as your strong local voice for Holme Valley, Colne Valley and Lindley.

If you would like to be a part of the team on polling day please email: teamjason@live.co.uk

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Posted by: Jason McCartney | April 30, 2015

1 Week To Go!

It’s just 1 week to go until the General Election on Thursday 7th May. We’re into the final push and Jason and his team have been out all over Holme Valley, Colne Valley & Lindley to ensure that Jason is re-elected as our Member of Parliament.

If you would like to be a part of the team that gets Jason re-elected please email teamjason@live.co.uk

Local Link

Jason is delighted the Chancellor George Osborne has announced that under Conservative plans the first 100 days of the new Parliament will be geared towards Yorkshire.

  • The spending review will commit to investing £6.4 billion in better transport across Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire including:
  • expanding the M62 to a four lane smart motorway between Leeds and Manchester
  • upgrading the A1 in Yorkshire to motorway
  • improving the A61, by dualling it between the A616 roundabout and junction 36 of the M1
  • improving the A628 with new climbing lanes
  • improving the A160 and A180 near Immingham port
  • electrifying the rail line from Hull to Selby
  • building the northern rail hub to speed up journeys in Yorkshire
  • freezing rail fares for five years to benefit travelers in Yorkshire
  • developing plans for 140 mph running on the East Coast line, to allow faster connections to and from Yorkshire
  • developing plans for a new high speed East-West rail line across the north
  • going ahead with construction of HS2 – this will speed up journeys between Yorkshire and the rest of the country, and remove the threat that HS2 to Yorkshire would be cancelled under an Ed Miliband / Scottish Nationalist government
  • We will sign off plans to scrap the old Pacer trains and invest in new trains for Yorkshire through new northern rail franchises.
  • Drawing up a bill for jobs and apprenticeships – starting a drive to recruit 360,000 new apprentices in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire by the end of the Parliament.
  • Starting talks with Local Enterprise Partnerships in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire on creation of new Enterprise Zones, including new Zones in Dewsbury, Halifax, Colne Valley, Keighley, Scarborough, Harrogate, and other towns and cities.
Posted by: Jason McCartney | April 27, 2015

Carousel Day Nursery

Jason was welcomed by Steve and Donna Hobson at Carousel Day Nursery in Upperthong.

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Jason is delighted that one of the Conservatives manifesto commitments is to double the existing free childcare provision for three and four year-olds to 30 hours a week, saving parents £5,000 a year.

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Posted by: Jason McCartney | April 23, 2015

2 Weeks To Go!

We are down to the last 2 weeks before the General Election on Thursday 7th May. Jason and his team have been working their socks off every day to ensure Jason’s re-election by the residents of Holme Valley, Colne Valley and Lindley .

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If you would like to be a part of the team that gets Jason re-elected please email teamjason@live.co.uk. 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 16, 2015

3 Weeks To Go!

There are just 3 weeks to go until the General Election on Thursday 7th May. Jason and his team have been out talking to residents all over Holme Valley, Colne Valley and Lindley.

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If you would like to be a part of the team that re-elects Jason then please get in touch by emailing teamjason@live.co.uk

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Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 9, 2015

Prime Minister visits Camira in Meltham

Jason welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron to Camira Fabrics in Meltham. The Prime Minister and Jason met with Operations Director Alan Williams and his team before taking a tour of the site and speaking with Cory who is currently on an apprenticeship training programme.

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Camira Fabrics are a hugely successful local company who employ 170 people at their Meltham site, including 10 apprentices. Jason is hugely grateful to Camira Fabrics who sponsored his first Jobs Fair in June 2014 which led to local people gaining full time and part time jobs as well as apprenticeships.

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